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 (ăl′ə-mănd′, -mänd′, ăl′ə-mănd′, -mänd′)
a. A stately 16th-century dance in duple meter.
b. Music The music for this dance, often used as the first movement of a suite.
2. A lively dance of the mid-18th century in triple meter.

[French, feminine of allemand, German, from Latin Alemannī, an ancient Germanic tribe; see Alemanni.]


(ˈælɪmænd; French almɑ̃d)
1. (Classical Music) the first movement of the classical suite, composed in a moderate tempo in a time signature of four-four
2. (Dancing) any of several German dances
3. (Dancing) a figure in country dancing or square dancing by means of which couples change position in the set
[C17: from French danse allemande German dance]


(ˈæl əˌmænd, -ˌmɑnd)

1. a 17th- and 18th-century dance in slow duple time.
2. a piece of music based on its rhythm.
3. a German folk dance in triple meter.
[1675–85; < French, short for danse allemande German dance]
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Thomas ME-ller est de retour: l'attaquant allemanda idealement lance la Mannschaft dans les qualifications du Mondial-2018, avecun succes 3-0 en Norvege, alors que l'Angleterre a obtenu in extremis une victoireetriquee en Slovaquie 1-0, pour les debuts du selectionneur Sam Allardyce dimanche.
1 (modelled on Bach's first violin sonata), in the distortion of phrases from Bach's E major partita in Obsession, which opens Ysae's second Sonata, and in the Allemanda from the fourth.
Nevertheless, I cannot help feeling that the interpretation is sometimes at odds with the music, and for me the most convincing performances are the slightly straighter ones such as that of the ninth concerto, where the Allemanda and the Corrente are nicely characterized.
1 Sinfonia per introduzione, Allemanda, Corrente, Sarabanda (d) 2 Allemanda, Corrente, Sarabanda (B flat) 3 Allemanda, Corrente, Sarabanda (g) 4 Allemanda, Corrente, Sarabanda, Corrente, Sarabanda (E flat) 5 Corrente, Sarabanda (f) 6 Allemanda, Corrente, Sarabanda (c) 7 Allemanda, Corrente, Sarabanda (B flat) 8 Allemanda, Corrente, Sarabanda (F)
Bach's polyphonic brisure in the BWV 1002 Allemanda is habitually misread by violinists as a jagged, aggressive melody).
It opens with a sequence of six movements in A minor (Preludio, Allemanda, Gagliarda, Corrente, Giga, Sarabanda) and continues with sequences in D major (Allemande, Giga, Borea) and G minor (Balletto, Borea, Gagliarda, Canario, Corrente, Minuet, Sarabanda, Borea); the remaining fourteen movements, however, consist only of pairs or singletons.
Tacked on at the end is a slightly titivated version of the last four bars of the following Allemanda.
7) Non-violinists made their own manuscript arrangements or adapted standard editions of opts for their own ends--the owner of the Turnbull Library copy of the Walsh 1711 edition sketched in how to avoid the violinistic leaps in the Allemanda of Sonata no.