The old queen is obliged to dance with all the dignitaries that visit her husband, and she likes dancing, but some of them are so clumsy! Then she thinks back to when she was a girl, and her father danced her around the room, carrying her on his shoes.

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The Queen's Minuet is another movement in my courtly suite. This one is clearly baroque with no trace of renaissance to it. The middle part in 6/8 is the "reminiscing" part, but what of that cadenza, how does that fit into a dance piece? Well, it is a little known fact that Vogueing was not invented by Madonna but at the French court. In every phrase of the cadenza the dancers strike a pose and freeze in that position for the duration of the phrase. Bet you didn't know that!