The card-players watched the sarabande through the dusty atmosphere by the uneven light of the smoking lamps.
Debussy's well-known piece Hommage Rameau is in the style of the sarabande.
Composers sometimes employ the sarabande rhythm for its inherent beauty, or for dramatic purposes without indication of the fact.
So pavane followed gavotte and sarabande and the more modern minuet, and the ball was very brilliant and gay.
The sarabande was also in triple time, but its movement was slow and stately.
The adagio, however, still has the sarabande characteristics, and foreshadows many things.
Sometimes the minuet and sarabande changed places, just as in modern times do the andante and scherzo.
The sarabande is a slow, stately dance; always in triple meter indicated by 3/2 or 3/4.
The adagio is a sarabande, and the last movement has the characteristics of the gigue.
But in 1856 the sarabande du Cardinal, a delightful little comedy in one act, met with favor at the Gymnase.