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The bourree was a dance common in Auvergne and Biscay in Spain in the 17th century, danced in quick double time, somewhat resembling the gavotte. The musical form was also used by some composers, often as a dance-movement in a suite, but also for independent pieces. A contemporary dancer rehearsing in a dance studio Dance generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ... Auvergne coat of arms Auvergne (Occitan: Auvèrnha) was the name of an historically independent county in the center of France, as well as later a province of France. ... Vizcaya (Basque Bizkaia) is a province of northern Spain, in the northwestern part of the autonomous community of the Basque Country. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Metre is the measurement of a musical line into measures of stressed and unstressed beats, indicated in Western notation by a symbol called a time signature. ... The gavotte is a French folk dance which takes its name from the Gavot people of the Pays de Gap region of Dauphiné, where the dance originated. ... In music, a suite is an organized set of instrumental or orchestral pieces normally performed at a single sitting. ...


Frédéric Chopin composed two bourrees for the piano. Johann Sebastian Bach wrote two short bourrees in his Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach and his contempory George Frideric Handel wrote several in his solo chamber sonatas. Frédéric-François Chopin ( March 1, 1810 – October 17, 1849) is widely seen as the greatest of Polish composers and among the very greatest of composers for the piano, the instrument for which he wrote almost exclusively. ... This article is about the modern musical instrument. ... Johann Sebastian Bach, 1748 portrait by Elias Gottlob Haussmann Johann Sebastian Bach (March 21, 1685[1] (O.S.) – July 28, 1750[2] (N.S.)) was a German composer and organist of the Baroque period, and is universally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. ... Categories: Stub | Manuscripts ... George Frideric Handel (German Georg Friedrich Händel), (February 23, 1685 – April 14, 1759) was a German Baroque music composer who lived much of his life in England. ...


The bourree is also a dance step used in ballet consisting of a rapid movement of the feet while on pointe or demi-pointe.


 
 

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