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  • n. Plural form of pavane.


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  • The couples whirled about in graceful pavanes, creating kaleidoscopic patterns about the floor.

    The Tudors: King Takes Queen

  • Pierre Hantaï's thrilling Mirare CDs of Bach's "Goldberg Variations," saucy Scarlatti sonatas, and graceful pavanes by British composer John Bull establish him as one of today's most exciting and individual harpsichordists, as creative in his own realm as his father was in art.

    The Creative Harpsichordist

  • Some day, when the Wateaus of the future are painting the court ladies who again dance pavanes in sunlit glades, wearing wigs and crinoline, such data will amuse.

    Woman as Decoration

  • Manuel was well liked by the nobility, and when the barons and the fine ladies assembled in the evening for pavanes and branles and pazzamenos nobody danced more statelily than Messire Manuel.

    Figures of Earth

  • He introduced her father to a fashionable musician, whose pavanes and sonatas were composed with that lack of matter and excess of erudition which delight the amateur and irritate the artist, and he walked down the rooms looking for seats where they could talk undisturbed for a few minutes.

    Evelyn Innes


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