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gigue

 (zhēg)
n.
See jig1.

[French, probably from jig.]

gigue

(ʒiːɡ)
n
1. (Classical Music) a piece of music, usually in six-eight time and often fugal, incorporated into the classical suite
2. (Dancing) a formal couple dance of the 16th and 17th centuries, derived from the jig
[C17: from French, from Italian giga, literally: a fiddle; see gigot]

gigue

(ʒig)

n.
a fast, closing dance movement of the classical suite.
[1675–85; < French, probably < E jig2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gigue - music in three-four time for dancing a jiggigue - music in three-four time for dancing a jig
dance music - music to dance to
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Meme Newton risquerait un strabisme en tentant de suivre les tableaux des indices dansant la gigue.
Hall, Illyrian Dances by Guy Woolfenden, Last Stand by David Avshalomov, Fugue a la Gigue by J.
Its Prelude cascaded along, its Sarabande was nicely understated and the exuberance of its Gigue was tightly controlled.
Without going back into early history, simply the names of a typical baroque suite indicate the importance of dance: Allemande, Corrente, Courante, Sarabande, Gigue, Gavotte, Minuet, Passepi ed, and Bourree.
The closing Gigue was ebullient with delightful drone effects where Bach suggests a rustic band accompaniment.
The tunes were identified by Anthony Hicks in the 1990s, and the first allegro and gigue are included in the manuscript set of 11 tunes preserved in the British Library.
La Gigue, danse de pas, Quebec, Editions GID, 2003, 133 p.
Andante with Anneli Binder and Pierre Tappon has a more melancholic, trouble theme, the calm, reflective phase before the final gorgeous Gigue with Andres de Blust Mommaerts and Charlotte Eatock joining with Riddick.
As always, Reisner brought a dazzling fluency to her playing, taking the opening Preludio at a sizzling pace only to yield to meltingly conveyed dynamics in the second piece, Loure, energetic bounce in the Gavote, good belting in the Bouree, and sinewy delight in the final Gigue.
In this performance, Petrenko led a spirited gigue and a sedate, verging on sensuous, minuet.
Each chapter is divided in the same way as the dance movements of Bach's suites: prelude, allemande, courante, sarabande, minuet, and gigue.
The gigue concluded a bravura performance of flawless intonation and articulation.