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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.

Music heard in this episode:

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
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

Learn more about Georg Philipp Telemann

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

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

 True

 False

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

 True

 False

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

 True

 False

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

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.

Music heard in this episode:

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
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

Learn more about Georg Philipp Telemann

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

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

 True

 False

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

 True

 False

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

 True

 False

 

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