The seventh variation of the Goldberg Variations is marked al tempo di Giga by Bach. Its dotted rhythms are similar to Bach’s French Suite No. 2 and to the gigue in his Overture in the French Style. This style of gigue is sometimes referred to as a canary gigue, based on the rhythm of a dance originating in the Canary Islands.
Hear the canary gigue in this recording by pianist, Glenn Gould.