Tambourin, from Le triomphe de la République (violin cello duo)
Title: Tambourin, from the divertissement Le triomphe de la République
Composer: François-Joseph Gossec, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin and Cello
Printout: 4 pages
Note: Gossec was a supporter of the revolutionary faction in France and wrote much music in praise of the revolution and its espoused egalitarianism. Needless to say, his music fell into disfavor with the restoration of the monarchy under Louis XVIII. This tambourin is one of Gossec’s best known compositions.