Badinerie

DEFINITION

Badinerie is a piece of music that is light-hearted in character. The best known badinerie is the lively, last movement of Bach's suite in b minor for flute, strings and continuo.<br><br>Badinerie is an 18th century English word derived from the 1650s, French word &acirc;&#128;&#156;badin&acirc;&#128;&#157; or &acirc;&#128;&#156;badinage&acirc;&#128;&#157; which means "playfulness, jesting, to jest, joke, silly&acirc;&#128;&#157;. Also may be related to the Scottish word &acirc;&#128;&#156;Badnystie&acirc;&#128;&#157; such as in the Scottish prose:<br><br>&acirc;&#128;&#156;Thow barrant wit ouirset with fantasyis Schaw now thy schame schaw now thy badnystie Schaw now thy endite repruse of rethoryis&acirc;&#128;&#157; - Palace of Honour<br>

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