Gavotte Music Recordings

The term 'gavotte' designates a more or less inconsistent genre of court dances originating in France and inspired in rural dances. It was popular during the late 16th century in the court of Louis XIV: many gavottes were composed by Lully, Rameau and Gluck. The dance was usually written in a 4/4 or 2/2 meter, though some gavottes have been written in 9/8 or 5/8. During the 19th century, a popular column dance called 'the gavotte' arose, but had no relation to the court dance.

Title Composer Instrument Period Ratings
Gavotte Jean Baptiste Lully Solo Instrument and Piano Baroque
Gavotte and Variations Jean-Philippe Rameau Piano Baroque
Gavotte in G major, HWV 491 Georg Friedrich Händel Harpsichord Baroque