minuet


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a stately court dance in the 17th century

a stately piece of music composed for dancing the minuet

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JUST A MINUET Dr Lucy and Len delve into dance's past
In his Notebook for his eldest son Wilhelm Friedemann, the elder Bach included a Partia, or Suite, in G Minor by Sto1zel, for which he supplied a short Trio to its Minuet in the same key.
The stately minuet, from the French word menuet (meaning small or delicate), refers to the short steps taken in this stately 3/4 time dance of the 17th and 18th centuries, Artist J.
While a typical English countryside ball included a number of dance types, the minuet dominated balls for the first half of the eighteenth century.
Masoud Raouf's Blue Like a Gunshot, Steven Woloshen's Minuet and Simon Goulet's Oio were sublime abstractions, playing with colour, shapes and music in different ways.
And they are right, resolutions must be enforced, dictators contained, words do matter, the dance of diplomacy is so often a mincing, meaningless minuet, and sometimes you just have to stand up and .
Michelle finished playing the last few bars of her minuet, then bowed to the stuffed animals on her bed.
Not only did the islanders retain many of their African tribal and religious traditions, they also embraced influences from their colonial masters--the reel and jig from the British, the minuet, waltz and quadrille from the French, all seasoned with Spanish and Dutch spice.
Over the last several months, Washington has seen unfold a kind of elaborate minuet involving the quasi government agencies Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the so-called home loan banks.
Other aspects are to honeybee choreography what the mosh pit is to the minuet, but never mind.
Old Uncle Stickleback tunes his harp: He twangs in the key of C For the slow minuet and the languid eight-step At the porcupine jamboee.
The black violinist is playing a minuet on the corner.
The ongoing minuet of international brewing alliances has spurred a brand shift in the United States.
Modern institutions remind us in other ways of the court-the elevation of the organization to suprahuman importance, the minuet of the courtiers, the increasing difficulty of perceiving reality.