Baroque Suite & Cataloging

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Prelude
precedes the dance movements, improvisation, free phrasing, establishes tonality and character of the suite, dominant pedal point (repeated or sustained dominant note) usually appears near the end
Allemande
German dance, moderate tempo, usually the first dance movement, duple meter, one or three sixteenth note pickups, binary form
Courante
running dance at a fast tempo, triple meter. follows the Allemande, binary form. French is stately, Italian is faster
Sarabande
slow and serious dance, tripe meter, emphasis on beat two, four bar phrases, follows Courante, often ornamented on repeat, binary form, from Spanish Zarabanda
Gigue
upbeat lively fast dance, starts with pickup, compound meter, generally the final movement, binary form, aka jig
Minuet
dignified and graceful dance at moderate speed clarity of rhythm and phrase, triple meter, ternary form, optional movement following Sarabande
Bourree
French folk dance, moderate/moderately fast tempo in cut time, starts on the last quarter of the bar, ternary form, optional movement following Sarabande
Gavotte
folk dance with simple texture, four bar phrases, moderate/moderately fast tempo in cut time, starts on second half of the bar, ternary form, optional movement following Sarabande
opus
number assigned to a piece indicating order of publication; multiple pieces published together have the same opus and another number
BWV
catalog of Bach's works, grouped thematically; written by Schmieder in 1950
Kochel
catalog of Mozart's works, organized chronologically; written by Kochel in 1862
Deutsch
catalog of Schubert's works, organized chronologically by Deutsch in 1951