Leçon de ténèbres du Vendredi saint, H.125 (Charpentier, Marc-Antoine)

Sheet Music


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General Information

Work Title Leçon de ténèbres du Vendredi saint
Alternative. Title
Composer Charpentier, Marc-Antoine
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. H.125
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IMC 112
Key G major
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1688 ca.
Average DurationAvg. Duration 14 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation bass solo, oboe (or recorder), flute, 2 violins, continuo

Misc. Comments

  • Although the manuscript might say bass, the range goes to E above middle C, making it more suitable for baritone, which in fact is how Grove Music lists it.
  • The oboe player is expected to double on flute (not specified as allemande, so probably recorder). The other flute part specifies allemande. Grove Music lists this for 2 flutes, 2 violins, continuo (probably this is more a semantical issue of whether a flute player doubles on oboe or an oboe player doubles on flute . . .).