Couperin, Louis | Fantaisies pour les violes (c1690)

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Original edition restored by Atelier Philidor

  • Two fantaisies for 2 viola da gamba with in supplement the note of Le Parnasse François by Évrard Titon du Tillet (1732) mentioning Louis Couperin.
  • Instrumentation: treble viol, bass viol, continuo
  • Edition | Source: Facsimile (2024) | Manuscrit Bauyn, Vol. 2, fol. 24v-25r, ca. 1690.
  • Notation | Clefs: G2, F3, F4
  • Pages | Format: 2 part-books [the separate bass viol part in modern clef has been added by Atelier Philidor], 21 pages - 21.0 x 29.7 cm

Louis Couperin (c1626-1661) was a French Baroque composer and performer. He was born in Chaumes-en-Brie and moved to Paris in 1650–1651 with the help of Jacques Champion de Chambonnières. Couperin worked as organist of the Church of St. Gervais in Paris and as musician at the court. He quickly became one of the most prominent Parisian musicians, establishing himself as a harpsichordist, organist, and violist, but his career was cut short by his early death at the age of thirty-five.

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