Marche in D, from Cephale et Procris (violin viola duo)
Title: Marche in D, from the opera Cephale et Procris
Composer: Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin and Viola
Printout: 2 pages
Note: Born into a musical family, Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre built a reputation as a virtuoso harpsichordist and a composer, especially of opera. Her music often incorporates unique twists, such as the six-bar phrases in this march. Cephale et Procris is a tragic opera based on a tale from Ovid’s Metamorphoses.