n.1.A sprightly dance; a coranto; a courant.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Only ten of the 26 compositions are of known authorship: a Sonata a 2 and chiacona by the Italian-born violinist and composer Antonio Bertali, and four sonatas, a sarabanda and couranto, and three gzygas by the German composer Heinrich Dobel, One further work, a Sonatina a Viola de Gamba aut Violino Solo, is attributed to Augustinus Kertzinger.