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also sar·a·bande  (săr′ə-bănd′)
1. A fast, erotic dance of the 1500s of Mexico and Spain.
2. A stately court dance of the 1600s and 1700s, in slow triple time.
3. The music for either of these dances.

[French sarabande, from Spanish zarabanda.]


or sar•a•bande

(ˈsær əˌbænd)

1. a stately Spanish dance, esp. of the 17th and 18th centuries.
2. music for or using the rhythm of this dance.
[1610–20; < French sarabande < Sp zarabanda]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saraband - music composed for dancing the saraband
dance music - music to dance to
2.saraband - a stately court dance of the 17th and 18th centuries; in slow time
dancing, terpsichore, dance, saltation - taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music


[ˈsærəbænd] Nzarabanda f


nSarabande f
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There is an opening group of allemandes, (12) sporadic groupings of several gigues, sarabandes or courantes, and five measured preludes occur together at the end.
If the numbers in the manuscript do indeed reflect a lost source, then it was certainly more clearly organized, having the following basic order: allemandes, duos, gigue-like pieces, pavanes, more gigues, courantes, sarabandes, arrangements of instrumental music, preludes, vaudevilles (see table 2).
The five measured preludes and three vaudevilles, along with a solitary additional sarabande (fol.
This tempo for sarabandes remains consistent with the range given by most dance historians.
In reality, Variation 26 is nothing more than a sarabande with ornamental triplet 16ths, which implies not an extremely fast tempo and loud volume, but rather a slow to moderate tempo and a more delicate and expressive performance.
96 but more introverted than extroverted, some octave transpositions recommended on piano 9 Canon at the 3rd with three [crotchet] = 72 voices, mostly legato 2 Trio style with duet in right hand [crotchet] = 72 and continuo-style accompaniment in left hand Aria Expressive sarabande style, [crotchet] = 54 ornaments, some pedal recommended 6 Canon at the 2nd in a moderate [crotchet].
Whereupon the 'Jeunes' mounted a campaign against d'Indy and played the Sarabandes and Le Fils des etoiles, and so on, works that were once considered the fruits of a profound ignorance - wrongly, according to these 'Jeunes'.
As a result, however, two of Satie's 1887 Sarabandes appeared in print: the first in the S.
In the dances, the allemandes show refined style brise and pleasing rhythmic complexity; the courantes, distinctive counterpoint and metrical shifts; and the sarabandes, a regular accent on the first beat of each measure and a markedly homophonic texture.
But in the 3 4-meter sarabandes, where Schultheiss systematically barred six-beat units (if I understand Hudson's description correctly) that coincide with the phrase groupings of the music, the original, larger measures might be better.