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A dance like a quick minuet, popular in the 17th and 18th centuries.
- ‘The quality of his D minor and B flat major suites, recorded here, is quite breathtaking: the final passepied of that in B flat alone sounds as fresh as if it had just come from Bach's pen.’
- ‘Like other dances of rustic origin adopted by the court, the passepied was taken up by composers of stage music, including Lully, Campra, and Rameau.’
French, from passer to pass + pied foot.
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