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Badinerie

Badinerie

The badinerie or badinage is a brief and lively dance. It takes its name from the French badiner (to jest). The term arose during the 18th century when the badinerie was first included as a movement in the Baroque suite. Johann Sebastian Bach's (1685-1750) badinerie from his Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor for flute and strings, BWV 1067, is perhaps the best-known example.

Badinage can also refer to playful repartee, or banter.

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