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Basse dance

Definition and background:

A graceful, stately court dance of the early Renaissance (c.1400-1600) without the rapid steps and leaps of other dances of the era. This dance was the precursor of the pavane, the music to it was generally improvised over a cantus firmus.

For more information on the music term "Basse dance" check out these other resources:

Wikipedia - Glossary of Musical Terminology

Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary

ORB -- Medieval Music Glossary

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1-9

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