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estampie

[e-stahm-pee] /ɛ stɑmˈpi/
noun
1.
a medieval dance and instrumental form, in several repeated sections, associated chiefly with the trouvères.
Origin
< French, Old French, derivative of estampir to roar, resound < Germanic; see stamp
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estampida

courtly dance of the 12th-14th century. Mentioned in trouvere poetry, it was probably danced with sliding steps by couples to the music of vielles (medieval viols); its afterdance was the saltarello. In musical form the estampie derives from the sequence, a medieval genre of Latin hymn. Like the sequence it has a series of repeated melodic phrases (aa, bb, cc, . . . ); phrase endings in the repetitions are often varied

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