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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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It had six movements: prelude, allemande, courante, sarabande, two gavottes and gigue. The movements played in the minor scale had lilting melodic moods and lively rhythm patterns.
The Bach/Holst Fugue a la Gigue is a charming concert opener which demands great precision from the performers.
6 was considerably better, with imperceptible pedalling, fast movements that trickled like clear water (the concluding Gigue was deliciously crisp), and a Sarabande that sang with dolorous, lingering fluidity.
--Criacao da Europe Organization for Rare Disease (EURORDIS)--"by four patient groups from different therapeutic fields: the Association Francaise contre les Myopathies (AFM), Venice la Mucoviscidose, Gigue nationale contre le Cancer (LNCC), and AIDES Federation".
Pour la musique classique, Ratner a enonce une liste des topiques comme suit: << Types de danse: menuet, passe-pied, sarabande, allemande, polonaise, bourree, contre-danse, gavotte, siciliano, gigue; Marches; Differents styles: alla breve, alla zoppa, amoroso, aria, style brillant (style virtuose), cadenza, Empfindsamkeit (sensibilite), fanfare, ouverture francaise, chasse, style savant, ombra, fusee de Mannheim, musette, opera buffa, pastoral, recitativo, motif de soupir, singing style (style melodique), Sturm und Drang, alla turca >> (Ratner, cite dans Grabocz, 2009: 23).
A dynamic dancer, Sabularse's solo 'Vaslan Gigue' features a suspended leap while holding the ankle in the air.
Occasionally, I choose pieces to introduce specific topics, such as a gigue as a springboard for teaching articulation choices in baroque dances.
When the Witch was foiled, the birds--small girls masked as birds--flew away and danced a gigue together, accompanied by the chorus.
Ballou: Sonata VIII: Prelude, Allemande, Sarabande, Gigue; Giovanni Gabrieli: Sonata Pian'e Forte; J.S.
Meme Newton risquerait un strabisme en tentant de suivre les tableaux des indices dansant la gigue. C'est la meme ( de preference au pluriel) speculation qui rythme le championnat national professionnel si l'on tentait de faire une lecture chiffree du tableau du classement apres vingt-cinq journees.
Hall, Illyrian Dances by Guy Woolfenden, Last Stand by David Avshalomov, Fugue a la Gigue by J.