E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The Spanish danza was a grave and stately court dance. Those of the seventeenth century were called
the Turdion, Pabana, Madama Orleans, Piedelgibao, El Rey Don Alonzo, and El Caballero. Most of the names are taken from the ballad-music to which they were danced.