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An energetic Italian or Spanish dance for one couple, characterized by leaps and skips.
- ‘In the distance, a saltarello has started up, and soon the air is alive with pounding rhythms and bright colours.’
- ‘The pavan was generally coupled with another, quicker dance, which was usually in triple time and sometimes had thematic links with the pavan; in Italy the accompanying dance was a saltarello, in France and England a galliard.’
- ‘La Regina is a reconstructed dance choreographed to the famous treble-time Saltarello in C, found in a late 14th century manuscript from northern Italy.’
Early 18th century: Italian salterello, Spanish saltarelo, based on Latin saltare to dance.
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