A piece of lively dance music, in two strains which are repeated; also, the dance.
(Fr.) : A dance movement in triple time, generally the last movement in a Baroque suite. It descends from the jig, a folkdance of the English and Irish.
A quick, springy dance often used as the concluding movement to 18th century instrumental suites.
a baroque dance , sometimes anglicized as "jig"
or jig in English, a rapid, high-spirited dance
(fr.) - (Jig) lively Scotisch or Irish dance in 6/8, 17th/18th century, often the last part in a suite (from english jig, Giga, Geige) [back
The gigue became the accepted final dance in the baroque instrumental suite.
Popular English Baroque dance type, a standard movement of the Baroque suite, in a lively compound meter.
a dance in lively triple meter (usually six-eight) which forms the last movement of Baroque suites habon: Cuban classical music; lighter and more rhythmic than the Cuban contradaza
a fast dance in duple meter and binary form. It originated in England and Ireland as the jig, and was known in France by the 1650s. In the baroque suite and other compositions, the gigue often served as the final movement. As an independent instrumental composition, the character of the gigue varied widely, but typically retained its fast tempo.
A lively dance. The word may have come from the English word "jig."
The gigue or giga is a lively baroque dance, usually in a compound metre such as 6/8, 6/4, 9/8 or 12/16. It is rare for one to be written in a simple metre such as 3/8, but some do exist. They often have a contrapuntal texture.