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Augenmusik #2 – Georg Philipp Telemann

In Telemann’s Gulliver Suite for two violins the note values in the chaconne are „Lilliputian,“ and, in the gigue, are „Brobdingnagian“ ones. Because the Lilliputian movement is marked with the equally bizarre time signature of 3/32, and the Brobdingnagian one in 24/1 (which is doubly humorous because gigues are generally light and brisk), the time signatures reduce to 3/4 and 12/8, perfectly normal ones for each movement, as are the tempos associated with them and the type of dance of each.