Tambourin, from Le triomphe de la République (string quartet)
Title: Tambourin, from the divertissement Le triomphe de la République
Composer: François-Joseph Gossec, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin 1; Violin 2; Viola; Cello
Printout: 8 pages
Note: An ardent supporter of the French Revolution, Gossec wrote many pieces in praise of its ostensible values. The “Triumph of the Republic” is one of these, and the Tambourin from this stage work is among the composer’s most celebrated compositions.