SARABAND (Ital. Sarabanda, Zarabanda; Fr. Sarabande) , a slowdance, generally believed to have been imported from Spain in the earlier
See also:half of the 16th century, though attempts have been made to trace it to an Eastern origin . The most probable account of the word is that the dance was named after Zarabanda, a celebrated dancer of Seville . During the 16th and 17th centuries the saraband was exceedingly popular in Spain, France, Italy and England . Its
See also:music was in triple time—generally with three minims in the bar—and almost always consisted of two strains, each beginning upon the first
See also:beat, and most frequently ending on the second or third . Many very
See also:fine examples occur in the Suites and Parlitas of
See also:Handel and J . S . Bach; by far the finest is that which Handel first composed for his
See also:overture to Almira, and afterwards adapted to the words " Lascia, ch'io pianga," in Rinaldo .
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GIUSEPPE SARACCO (1821-1907)
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