The Parisian publisher Christophe Ballard has printed a set of love songs (tender tunes) for one, two or three voices. These two songs (1711), for 3 mixed voices, have all the characteristics of French baroque expression and writing: harmony, melodic lines, support ...
The language of this era is rich, evocative and in its elegant way, although today it seems very mannered. Mythological references and the idealization of nature are also very common in Baroque songs.
Ah! How sweet it is to see what we love,
At the very time that we lose all hope
Never see him again! When pleasure follows extreme pain,
It is a happiness which one cannot conceive.
Tircis said the other day
By caressing her shepherdess:
Spring is back
And you are no longer severe.
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- O! Genty, joly verre (Dubuisson)
- Combien de fois avec mon verre
- Bon vin (J-B Bousset)
- Profitons des bienfaits (Bodin de Boismortier)
- Que ferons-nous, amis ? (Bouteiller)
- Je ne veux plus dormir (Dornel)
- C'est dans la saison de...
A song about the tenderness of love, on the joyful and rapid rhythm of bourrée.
Since we cannot one day
Talk to you about tenderness,
That a thousand court lovers
Observe you constantly.
Let the press go,
What will we do, Friends
In this terrible winter?
Our barrels are emptied and No new wine! ...
Let's go and spend the winter with our friend Grégoire;
At René's, spring;
Summer at Gros Lucas ...
Good drinkers are never ungrateful.
Louis-Claude Daquin is best known for his wonderful musics for organ and especially his Carols.
Only few songs that he wrote remain today.
This table song (food and drink) shows how much the composers of the Baroque era also knew how to break...
The air of court, very fashionable in the XVIIth century was initially a song for soloist with accompaniment of basso continuo. It has evolved into vocal polyphonies with light instrumental accompaniment, to allow connoisseurs of good music to...
A gallant song nicely turned, but not devoid of humor, on the theme of the parrot, a very fashionable bird within the aristocracy and the bourgeoisie of the 17th and 18th centuries:
Although I suffer in your chains,
However, I am willing to give...
Two short drinking songs for 2 mixed voices: the first about the duty of a water carrier along the Paris streets and who, due to his drunkenness, forgets water in favor of wine; the second celebrating what we shall do on the first day of the...
A Pastoral is a musical genre that idyllically illustrates nature, shepherds and shepherdesses.
The one entitled "Les Festes de l'Amour et Bachus", in a prologue and three acts, was performed in 1672. It is made up of extracts from different...
From one of Henry Purcell's last compositions (Bonduca - 1695) this "catch" is a canon for 3 voices worthy of the farces of Molière or Shakespeare.
Very pleasant to sing, it does not require less rigor for its implementation.
The score is...
Jean-Baptiste Drouard de Bousset was born near Dijon in Burgundy and was master of music at the French Academy and at the Louvre chapel in Paris. Remarkable singer, composer, he published various works grouped in volumes (serious and drinking...
MeF 356 - Jean-Baptiste Lully : Air des trembleurs (for 3 mixed voices).
Everybody knows Henry Purcell's "Air du Froid", taken from King Arthur, composed in 1691.
Lully had used this principle of vocal staccato as early as 1677 to evoke the...