medieval and Renaissance court dance and a folk dance of present-day Rome. In the 14th century the saltarello followed the estampie as an afterdance; a few examples survive in manuscript. In the 15th century it followed the basse danse and was sometimes called paso de brabante. It was light and gay and, like the 14th-century dance, was in triple metre (e.g., 98 or 34). In the 16th century the saltarello was absorbed into and replaced by the galliard. The folk-dance saltarello is danced by couples to music in 34 or 68 time.
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