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music in three-four time for dancing a jig

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The opening movement, with its improvisalory moments, chordal textures, and l'ast polyphonic passages, requires virtuosic playing abilities, as do the gigues, which build increasingly richer chordal passages.
We had an unusual but effective movement-order here: Gigues, Rondes de Printemps and finally the picturesque Iberia.
See also Francois de Medicis (Paris 2012) on the integration of folklore in Gigues.
The principal part of the volume, the first thirty leaves written from the front, contains essentially harpsichord music: twenty-nine allemandes; twenty-six courantes; eight sarabandes; nine gigues (or similar movements); four duos (possibly also for organ, or perhaps viols); three pavanes; and various sundry pieces that appear to be derived from instrumental music for ballets.
There is an opening group of allemandes, (12) sporadic groupings of several gigues, sarabandes or courantes, and five measured preludes occur together at the end.
It hardly follows that Froberger's duple-time gigues are to be played in triple time - let alone Bach's.
Hudson, a specialist in Baroque dance music (his recent volume The Allemande, the Balletto, and the Tanz [Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986] is superb), shows how Schultheiss worked to create suites that are both varied (observable in the ever-changing textures of the preludes and the different meters of the individual gigues, for instance) and unified (observable in the recurring cadential patterns and, in some cases, recurring melodic motives).
He also offers informative discussions on the rhythmic problems of duple-time gigues and allemande-gigues, on the different types of sarabands (including the neat observation that in seventeenth-century French instrumental music "the genre is the character of the piece"), and on the simulation of the lute's "campanella" technique on the harpsichord.
In point of fact, such ability even on the professional level convinces one that, on the contrary, today's slow tempos (sarabandes and courantes) are usually taken too slowly and the fast tempos (gavottes and bourrees, but gigues excepted) usually too fast.