Montéclair, Michel Pignolet de | Concerts à deux flûtes traversières sans basses | Concert II (c1720)

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Instrumentation: 2 German flutes or 2 violins or 2 viols

Edition: Facsimile (2017) | Paris, L'Auteur, c1720

1 volume, 19 pages, 150 g | B&W

Notation | Clefs: G1

SECOND CONCERT

    1. Prélude.
    2. Air.
    3. Gavotte en Rondeau.
    4. Menuet – 2ème Menuet.
    5. Courante à la manière Françoise.
    6. Courante à la manière Italienne.
    7. Plainte en Dialogue. Lentement.
    8. Premier Menuet. Tendrement et lent.  – Deuxième Menuet. Gay.
    9. Air dans le goût ancien. Lent et tendre.
    10. Premier Air dans le goût des Brunetes. Lentement et Tendre.
    11. Deuxième Air dans le goût des Brunettes. Gay.

"Each of the six concerts gathers together many short pieces, richly ornamented and written in a principal key and its parallel major or minor. The separate pieces are mostly in dance-form, and often bear evocative titles, following the French taste for descriptive music... Montéclair's masterly interchange of the voices, particularly in the slow movements, invites the players to demonstrate great affinity in their performance, arousing a desire for osmosis, creating a surge of confidence, and of that very baroque emotion, tenderness. He invites the performers to go beyond themselves, to lose themselves in joining with the other player, to dissolve into an intangible world, beyond time and space, only to come back to Earth in the next instant through a wellknown melody, or a firmly marked bass, immediately evoking a desire to dance." (Germain St Pierre, Label Ramée, RAM1102)

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