MINUET (No. 10 from 24 Short and Easy Pieces)
Alexander Robert Reinagle (1756 – 1804)
Twenty-four Short and Easy Lessons were composed as teaching pieces for keyboard. Reinagle’s music is typical of the CLASSICAL period showing the influence of composers like Haydn and Mozart:
A Minuet is a gentle dance in 3 time. It originated in 18th century France as a popular elegant and fashionable dance for gracious occasions.