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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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THIS concert with a Spanish theme began with Debussy's Gigues, the inspiration for which came from a thousand miles to the north.
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D'un point de vue musical, on retrouve des choses tres proches qui sont troublantes: certains chants de femmes lors des mariages ressemblent etonnamment a des gavottes bretonnes, on se rend compte egalement que certains rythmes berberes vont bien sur des gigues irlandaises.
Because Ken Dorham left so few traces of his nonmusical life, Oliphant gives us instead a biography of his music, parsing and reflecting on virtually every song he ever recorded, backing a dazzling array of geniuses from Lester Young to John Coltrane to Dorham's favorite, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers to: "prodigious Joao Carlos Martins / pianist who recorded all of Bach's / preludes gigues fugues & gavottes / corrente notes as if fins in streams.
Clad in echoes of baroque, there were hints of formal court dance, and elements of courtly courtship - albeit contemporary style - as the two male and two female dancers wove in varying combinations through the gigues and gavottes.
James MacMillan's gigues, waltzes, and lonely Satie-like piano music were darkened by sirens and rumbles.
The individual pieces comprise overtures, airs, minuets, gigues, gavottes, and the like, and they represent a fair sampling of Rameau's many varied moods and styles.
57) The predominance of gigas over gigues in the Kleine Cammer-Music seems to indicate that by the mid-1710s Telemann had already developed a preference for the former dance, and in fact gigues are absent from his other Frankfurt publications.
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The opening movement, with its improvisalory moments, chordal textures, and l'ast polyphonic passages, requires virtuosic playing abilities, as do the gigues, which build increasingly richer chordal passages.