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marsh

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A more or less permanently wet area of mineral soil (as opposed to a peaty area), typically found around the edges of a lake or on an undrained river flood-plain. Colloquially, ‘marsh’ is...

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Loure

Meredith Ellis Little.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Form. 722 words.

[lur] (Fr.)

A French dance and instrumental air popular in the late 17th and early 18th centuries.

The origins of the loure are obscure. The term referred to a kind of...

Bourrée

Meredith Ellis Little.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Form. 1427 words.

[bourée] (Fr.; It. borea; Eng. boree, borry)

A French folk dance, court dance and instrumental form, which flourished from the mid-17th century until the mid-18th. The word was...

Alborada

Maricarmen Gómez.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Form. 380 words.

(Sp.: ‘dawn song’).

A morning serenade or song performed in honour of an individual or to celebrate a festival; it is similar to the albada, an open-air concert performed at...

Rigaudon

Meredith Ellis Little.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Form. 1232 words.

[rigadon, rigadoon]

A French folkdance, court dance and instrumental form popular in France and England in the 17th and 18th centuries. As a folkdance it was traditionally...

Dump

Alan Brown.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Form. 384 words.

A type of instrumental piece occurring in English sources between about 1540 and 1640. Some 20 examples are known, more than half of them for lute and most of the remainder for keyboard....