La naissance de Vénus, LWV 27 (Lully, Jean-Baptiste)

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Copyist: André Danican Philidor (ca.1652-1730)
Publisher. Info. Versailles: André Danican Philidor, 1689.
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Admirons notre jeune et charmante déesse

For the vocal trio that was written specifically for this ballet by Lully's father-in-law, see Admirons notre jeune et charmante déesse (Lambert, Michel)

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Work Title La naissance de Vénus
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Composer Lully, Jean-Baptiste
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. LWV 27
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJL 41
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1665
First Performance. 1665-01-26 in Paris, Palais-Royal
Librettist Isaac de Benserade (1613–1691)
Language French
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Rôles : Neptune (Fa 4), Thetis (Ut 1), les trois Grâces (Sol 2 (2), Ut 1), Ariadne (Ut 1), Orphée (Ut 3). - Choeur des Tritons : Sol 2, Ut 3, Ut 4, Fa 4. - Orchestre : Sol 1, Ut 1, Ut 2, Ut 3, Fa 4. - Orchestre : Sol 1, Ut 1, Ut 2, Ut 3, Fa 4. - Mention d'instruments sous la musique : "Viollons". - Mention des danseurs : "Monsieur (Philippe d'Orléans) et "Madame" (Henriette d'Angleterre)