In Paris, a Seine water pump was installed on the Pont-Neuf to supply the pools and gardens of the nearby Tuileries. The facade of the building was decorated with gilded bronzes representing Christ and the Samaritan woman at Jacob's well. The carillon sounded the hours but stopped working under the reign of Louis XIV.
This music imitating the singing of bells directly refers to this carillon ("deffunt le carillon de la Samaritaine ...").
Very little is known about Sieur Déon: he was an active musician in the first half of the 18th century and published various pieces between 1713 and 1725, including Freemason works
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