Definitions for "Courante"
(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