(Fr.; the Italian is corrente) : Fast, triple meter dance in a Baroque suite.
a French courtly dance; usually in 3/2 meter, and often (though not necessarily) with a pick up. The beat tends to move slowly, though the subdivisions can be flowing and quick.
(fr.) Corrente (it.) - From "running". Old french dance in AB-form and 3/2 time. The second dance in the classic suite. a humorous fanciful composition with a somewhat irregular form. [back
A triple-time dance movement found frequently in the baroque dance suite; generally follows the allemande
French Baroque dance, a standard movement of the suite, in triple meter at a moderate tempo.
a French dance of the late 16th century which, in the 17th century, became one of the four standard movements of the suite disco: a kind of popular dance music with a strong beat, elements of the blues and Latin American rythms, and simple repetitous lyrics, usually accompanied by pulsating lights etc.
a well known dance in the 16th century, the courante became even more important in the 17th. A triple meter dance in binary form, it existed in two versions: the French courante, which was generally solemn and stately and written in an occasionally ambiguous triple meter; and the Italian corrente, which was in a rapid triple meter. In Italy, the corrente was a lively courtship dance, while the courante was one of the most important dances at Louis XIVâ€™s court balls. Since French choreography for the courante survives only from the 18th century, we know very little about its relationship to the Italian version. da capo aria: the standard aria form by the late 17th century. The da capo aria had two main sections: the opening â€œAâ€ section in the main key, followed by a contrasting â€œBâ€ section in other keys. At the end of the â€œBâ€ section, the words â€œda capoâ€ (literally â€œfrom the headâ€) directed a repeat of the â€œAâ€ section, which usually served as an opportunity for singers to show off their vocal prowess through elaborate improvised ornamentation.
"Running dance," a lively dance in triple timethat was immensely popular in the 17th century.
A Baroque dance in triple meter and binary form. The Italian version is normally fast dance, whereas the French version is more solemn.
The courante, corrente, coranto and corant are just some of the names given to a family of triple metre dances from the late Renaissance and the Baroque era. Modern usage will sometimes use the different spellings to distinguish types of courante (Italian spelling for the Italian dance etc.), but in the original sources spellings were inconsistent.