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Definition and background:

An old French dance in use during the Baroque period said to have come from Auvergne, but may be a Spanish dance coming from Biscay, where it is still in use. It is very rapid and hearty, usually in 2/4 or 2/2 time.

For more information on the music term "Bourree" 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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