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Basse danse

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  1. was the most popular court dance in the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, especially at the Burgundian court, often in a combination of 6/4 and 3/2 time allowing for use of hemiola

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  2. When danced, couples moved quietly and gracefully in a slow gliding or walking motion, raising and lowering their bodies-movements from which the name originated

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  3. www.britannica.com/eb/article-15700/Western-music#363047.hook The earliest record of a basse danse dates to the 1320s and is found in an Occitan poem of Raimon de Cornet, who notes that the joglars performed them

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  4. the length of the choreography was often derived from popular chansons

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  5. Monophonic songs were based on a tenor cantus firmus

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