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Amener

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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A 17th-century dance in moderate triple metre characterized by six-bar phrases usually grouped into either three-bar units or a four-bar and a two-bar unit. The amener is generally considered to have derived from the branle de Poitou à mener, in which one couple led the other dancers. Its characteristic phrasing is similar to that of the Branle and the early Minuet, and the resemblance to the latter led some writers (Michael Praetorius and,

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