A slow, stately dance that came from Italy but became popular in French, German, and English courts in the 16th and 17th centuries. It is written in duple meter, that is, with beats organized in a slow 1-2, 1-2 count that is perfect for processionals and other dignified marches.
music composed for dancing the pavane
a stately court dance of the 16th and 17th centuries
an old court dance, and composers in the twentieth century often chose to go back to their roots and composed modern pieces using the rhythms of the old dances
a piece of music made for a slow and stately dance
a slow processional dance from Padua (Pava is a dialect name for Padua)
a very formal court dance in the Renaissance characterised by intricate footwork and elegant mannerisms
Slow solemn dance in duple (or sometimes triple) time, of Spanish origin; generally in three sections, each one repeated. [back
(pah-vahn´). A slow dignified courtly Renaissance dance, often followed by a galliard.
The pavane, or pavan, is a processional dance common in Europe during the 16th century.
The Pavane in F-sharp minor, opus number 50, was a composition for orchestra and optional chorus written by the French composer Gabriel FaurÃ© in 1887. Obtaining its rhythm from the slow processional Spanish court dance known as the pavane, the piece gently but persistently builds up and subsides in turn from a series of harmonic and melodic climaxes, conjuring a cool Belle Ã‰poque elegance that can be haunting. It is scored for only modest orchestral forces consisting of strings and one pair each of flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, and horns.