Marche pour Nerée, from Cephale et Procris (string trio)
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: As was customary at the time, Cephale et Procris begins with a Prologue, in which various mythological figures sang the praises of the king (in this case, Louis XIV of France). This march introduces Nereus, a minor Greek sea god, who sings the expected adulations. The march has a bright yet noble character and is a favorite with wedding couples who are looking for something with a traditional feel, but also somewhat out of the ordinary.
This publication includes alternative parts for both violin 2 and viola.