Corant


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Co`rant


n.1.A sprightly but somewhat stately dance, now out of fashion.
It is harder to dance a corant well, than a jig.
- Sir W. temple.
Dancing a coranto with him upon the heath.
- Macaulay.
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Car quatre choses sont ou monde, que tu sez bien, que l'en ne puet tres bien sivir par trace: coloevre sor pierre, oisel volant par l'er, nef corant par mer a force de vent, feme de mal enging, sorprise quant ele vet en son fol deduit, et ele se gaite.
Esgarde devant soi, vit Floovant le fier Armez de bones armes sor le corant destrie.
The primary pulse of the music is 3/4 but an occasional 6/8 crops up, much as in contemporaneous corants (although this piece is entitled "Jigg").