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RAMEAU, Jean-Philippe Pièces pour orgue à quatre mains ou deux clavecins

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Like his contemporary Johann Sebastian Bach, Jean-Philippe Rameau reused his inspirations over and over again. Rameau himself gave us, almost three centuries later, an irresistible desire to contribute our own transcriptions.

We therefore opted for a return to the sources, working from the available original editions or manuscripts to make our own transcriptions. Having four hands gave us the possibility of orchestrating the music on several sound levels, above all without sacrificing any musical line.

This project resulted in the release in 2019 of a CD, “Le Rameau d’Olivier” (Ligia Digital label), recorded on the famous Isnard organ (1774) of the Basilica at Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume (Var), recently restored by the workshop of Pascal Quoirin. This historic instrument is ideal for this music: almost contemporary with Jean-Philippe Rameau, it offers both the authenticity of sound and the power that were needed for such a performance using twenty fingers. 

Olivier Vernet et Cédric Meckler

Pour orgue à quatre mains

Introductory price until September 15, 2022

Delivery from August 10, 2022

SKU: 0184 Category:

Description

Castor et Pollux

  • Ouverture
  • Tambourins
  • Chaconne

Hippolyte et Aricie

  • Ouverture
  • Ritournelle
  • Chaconne

La Forqueray

Dardanus

  • Ouverture
  • Sommeil
  • Ritournelle vive
  • Prélude « Ô jour affreux »
  • Entrée majestueuse pour les guerriers
  • Rigaudons
  • Ritournelle
  • Chaconne

Les Indes galantes

  • Ouverture
  • Menuets
  • Musette
  • Air pour les esclaves africains
  • Tambourins
  • Danse du grand calumet de paix exécutée par les sauvages
  • Chaconne

Additional information

Weight 200 g
Composer

RAMEAU, Jean-Pillippe (1683 – 1764)

Editor

MECKLER Cédric, VERNET Olivier

Scoring

Orgue (4 mains), Organ

Genre

Baroque

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