Marche pour les Matelots, from Alcyone (string trio – violin, viola, cello)
Title: Marche pour les Matelots, from the opera Alcyone
Composer: Marin Marais, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin; Viola; Cello
Printout: 3 pages
Note: This energetic “March of the Sailors” is from one of the most important of Marais’ operas. It is familiar to those in the field of traditional dance, and it is also the basis for the traditional English carols Masters in this Hall and Nowell, Sing We Clear.