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Georg Philipp Telemann
"Gigue" from the Suite in D

The "Gigue" is Up!

"Gigue" is the French word for jig -- a lively dance in triple time. The jig started out as folk dance in Ireland, Scotland, and northern England, before finding its way into classical music.

Track list:
: Irish Washerwoman
Playford: The Queen's Jigg
Richard Reade: A Jigge Ye First
Lully: Gigue
Handel: Gigue
Bach: Cello Suite #1
Holst: St. Paul's Suite
Debussy: Images: Gigues
Pachelbel: Canon and Gigue
Telemann: Gigue from Suite in D
Traditional: Irish Washerwoman
Playford: The Queen's Jigg
Richard Reade: A Jigge Ye First
Lully: Gigue
Handel: Gigue
Bach: Cello Suite #1
Holst: St. Paul's Suite
Debussy: Images: Gigues
Pachelbel: Canon and Gigue
Telemann: Gigue from Suite in D

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. A jig is a lively dance that came from the British Isles.

True

False


2.Composers in the Baroque era wrote jigs that were meant for listening rather than dancing.

True

False


3. In Shakespeare's day, the word JIG meant a song that poked fun at something.

True

False


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