saraband

NOUN
  1. music composed for dancing the saraband
  2. a stately court dance of the 17th and 18th centuries; in slow time
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How To Use saraband In A Sentence

  • We must dance to the vernal saraband while we can: Spring is so short in this norland country of ours. The Prairie Child
  • The suites mostly have four short movements, a prelude or allemande, courante, sarabande and gigue, with some variants.
  • Much of it is in dance forms, such as the sarabande, the courante, the menuet, and the gigue - another innovation in French chamber music of that era.
  • Then, once past the madly fast presto, tender simplicity arrived in the sarabande. Times, Sunday Times
  • To the traditional form of the suite - allemande, courante, sarabande, and gigue - Bach added an introductory Prélude with a pair of fashionable modern dances.
  • To begin with, he ran through the sarabande in his mind, his left hand twitching the fingering behind him, the muscles of his bowing arm tensing and relaxing rhythmically. Fear Itself
  • With exquisite balance in the sarabande, a sustained ecstatic melancholy in the andante religioso, and light but earthy folkiness in the finale, this was a compelling account of Grieg's evocative retro masterpiece. Norwegian CO
  • Returning to her strengths, Uchida offered the sarabande from Bach's French Suite in G as an encore, its simple outlines traced with hushed reverence, nothing more than a vaporous shimmer. Mitsuko Uchida at the Music Center at Strathmore
  • To the traditional form of the suite - allemande, courante, sarabande, and gigue - Bach added an introductory Prélude with a pair of fashionable modern dances.
  • She was proficient in the making of preserves and unguents, could play the harpsichord and the virginals acceptably, could embroider an altarcloth to admiration, and, in spite of a trivial lameness in walking, could dance a coranto or a saraband against any woman between two seas. The Certain Hour
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