Georg Philipp Telemann

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.

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Music In This Episode

Irish Washerwoman

The Queen's Jigg

A Jigge Ye First

Gigue

Gigue

Cello Suite #1

St. Paul's Suite

Images: Gigues

Canon and Gigue

Gigue from Suite in D

Irish Washerwoman

The Queen's Jigg

A Jigge Ye First

Gigue

Gigue

Cello Suite #1

St. Paul's Suite

Images: Gigues

Canon and Gigue

Gigue from Suite in D