Tambourin, from Le triomphe de la République (violin duo)
Title: Tambourin, from the divertissement Le triomphe de la République
Composer: François-Joseph Gossec, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Two Violins
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. He was also Napoleon’s favorite composer. Needless to say, with the restoration of the monarchy under Louis XVIII, Gossec’s music fell into disfavor. This tambourin is one of his most celebrated compositions.