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Music composed for dancing the saraband.
A stately court dance of the 17th and 18th centuries; in slow time.

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"Saraband" Quotes from Famous Books

... outdoes 'em by a bar's length, without any expense at all bestowed upon her. Go over that again—Confound me for a puppy! I lost it by my prating.—Ay, there you have it! Oh! that I could but dance as well as thou sing'st! I'd give you a saraband, old ...
— Pamela (Vol. II.) • Samuel Richardson

... ease of mind. This is good wine. It warms my chilly blood With all the dreamy heat of Spain. I hear The clack of th' castinet and th' droning twang Of stringed instruments; while there before Mine eyes brown, yielding beauties dance in time To the pulsing music of a saraband! And yet there is a flavor of the sea, [Sipping wine. The long-drawn heaving of the ocean wave, The gentle cradling of a tropic tide; Its native golden sun—I fear you sleep? Or do the travels of the wine so rock Your soul that self is lost in revery? Why, man, dream not ...
— The Scarlet Stigma - A Drama in Four Acts • James Edgar Smith

... Spanish tarantella and chaconne, the strathspey from the Spey Valley, the Irish jig, etc., express racial traits. Instead of the former vast repertory, the stately pavone, the graceful and dignified saraband, the wild salterrelle, the bourree with song and strong rhythm, the light and skippy bolero, the courtly bayedere, the dramatic plugge, gavotte, and other peasant dances in costume, the fast and furious fandango, ...
— Youth: Its Education, Regimen, and Hygiene • G. Stanley Hall

... cardinal, as it appears, pursues he and persecutes her more than ever. He cannot pardon her the history of the Saraband. You know ...
— The Three Musketeers • Alexandre Dumas, Pere

... needful accomplishments. She was proficient in the making of preserves and unguents, could play the harpsichord and the virginals acceptably, could embroider an altarcloth to admiration, and, in spite of a trivial lameness in walking, could dance a coranto or a saraband against ...
— The Certain Hour • James Branch Cabell

Words linked to "Saraband" :   dance, dance music, terpsichore, saltation, dancing

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