Passepied et Duo, from Cephale et Procris (string trio)


Title: Passepied et Duo, from the opera Cephale et Procris

Composer: Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, arr. David Gable

Instrumentation: Violin 1; Violin 2/Viola; Cello

Printout: 8 pages

Note: This vigorous dance and duet are from the opera’s prologue. After two introductory passepieds, a pair of sea nymphs step forth to sing the praises of King Louis XIV, after which the passepieds are reprised.

Other prologue music is available (in performance order): Ouverture; Rondeau; (Passepied et Duo); Marche pour Nerée; Loure et Chanson; Gigue

This publication includes alternative parts for both violin 2 and viola.


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