Definition of Passepieds

1. passepied [n] - See also: passepied

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Literary usage of Passepieds

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1. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"The most familiar are the Gavottes, Bourrées, Minuets, and passepieds. But besides these the most distinguished writers introduced ..."

2. Social New York Under the Georges, 1714-1776: Houses, Streets, and Country by Esther Singleton (1902)
"... sarabandes, alle- mandes, courantes, passepieds, bounces, and cha- c< nines. The violin was extremely popular, largely because ..."

3. The Evolution of the Art of Music by Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1906)
"... gavottes, minuets, and passepieds. In such movements^Bach was wonderfully,'at home. In perfect neatness and finish of such rapid, sparkling little ..."

4. A History of the Pianoforte and Pianoforte Players by Oskar Bie, Ernest Edward Kellett, Edward Woodall Naylor (1899)
"... filigree-worked gigues, in those numerous intermezzo movements, such as burlesques, rondos, airs, minuets, and passepieds, there are turns of genius, ..."

5. Rhythm, Music and Education by Émile Jaques-Dalcroze (1921)
"... are really dance music. Many of the French, English, and Italian works of the same epoch are of a similar character. The later Corantes, passepieds, ..."

6. The Oxford History of Music by William Henry Hadow (1902)
"Between the sarabande and the gigue was the usual place for the insertion of the short movements of lesser consequence, such as the minuets, passepieds, ..."

7. Music: An Art and a Language by Walter Raymond Spalding (1920)
"... passepieds and gigues in the suites; while many of his great choruses and instrumental fugues are inspired with a force of rhythmic movement which ..."

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