Marche pour Nerée, from Cephale et Procris (string quartet)
Title: Marche pour Nerée, from the opera Cephale et Procris
Composer: Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin 1; Violin 2; Viola; Cello
Printout: 4 pages
Note: This is the ideal processional march for couples who like the baroque sound but want to avoid the same-old-same-old. It comes from the opera’s prologue, where it serves as stately entrance music for the sea-god Nereus, who comes on stage for the sole purpose of flattering the king (Louis XIV of France).