Rebel, Jean-Féry | Les caractères de la dance | Fantaisie (1715)

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Instrumentation: violin, oboe, musette, flute, recorder, viola da gamba, bassoon, continuo

Edition: Facsimile (2017) | Paris, L'Autheur, 1715  & Ms copied by Johann Georg Pisendel, c1715

2 volumes, 27 pages | B&W

Notation | Clefs: G1, F4, C1, C4, figured bass

Rebel was one of the first French musicians to compose sonatas in the Italian style. Many of his compositions are marked by striking originality that include complex counter-rhythms and audacious harmonies that were not fully appreciated by listeners of his time. His opus Les caractères de la dance combined music with dance, a French tradition, and presented innovative metrical inventions. The work was popular and was performed in London in 1725 under the baton of George Frideric Handel. [Editor's note: The Atelier Philidor can edit & print instrumental separate parts on demand.]

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