Rondeau, from Cephale et Procris (string trio)


Title: Rondeau, 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: Though not so designated in the score, this rondeau follows the rhythmic and metric patterns of a gavotte. It is heard in the opera’s prologue. It’s lively character has appeal at festive events. Cephale et Procris is the only extant opera of Jacquet de La Guerre, despite her recognition by her contemporaries as an prominent composer for the stage.

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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