Pièces de viole, Livre 1 (Marais, Marin)

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Authorship Note
The "Gavotte" often attributed to Jean-Baptiste Lully is actually the Rondeau (No.24) from this collection of Marin Marais





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Performer Pages Phillip Serna (viola da gamba)
Performers New Comma Baroque - Melanie Bookout, Russell Bookout & Phillip W. Serna, violas da gamba & Emily J. Katayama, historical keyboards
Publisher Info. New Comma Baroque, 2012
Misc. Notes From the program Tous les Matins du Monde “All the Mornings of the World” – Music of the French Baroque by Chambonnières, DuBuisson, Leclair & Marais. Recorded March 27th-28th, 2012 at Bethany Lutheran Church, Crystal Lake, IL & September 15-16th, 2012 at Duesenberg Recital Hall, Valparaiso University Center for the Arts, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN & September 22-23th, 2012 at Rhinehart Recital Hall, John and Ruth Rhinehart Music Center, Indiana University – Perdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN
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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Paris: L'auteur, Jean Hurel, 1686.
Misc. Notes Bibliothèque nationale de France, Musique (F-Pn): RISM-A/I: M 386
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Editor Jérôme Bonneuil (engraver)
Publisher. Info. Paris: Marin Marais, 1689.
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General Information

Work Title Pièces de viole, Livre I
Alternative. Title Pièces a une et deux violes
Composer Marais, Marin
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. RISM-A/I: M 386
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 93 pieces in 4 suites:
  • Suite No.1 in D minor (27 pieces for bass viol and continuo)
1. Prelude
2. Prelude
3. Prelude
4. Prelude
5. Fantaisie
6. Allemande
7. Double
8. Allemande
9. Double
10. Courante
11. Double
12. Sarabande
13. Courante
14. Double
15. Sarabande
16. Gigue
17. Double
18. Gigue
19. Gigue
20. Double
21. Fantaisie
22. Rondeau
23. Minuet
24. Rondeau in D minor
25. Minuet
26. Gavotte en Rondeau
27. Gavotte
  • Suite No.2 in D major (20 pieces for bass viol and continuo):
28. Prelude
29. Fantaisie
30. Prelude
31. Allemande
32. Allemande
33. Double
34. Courante
35. Courante
36. Double
37. Sarabande
38. Sarabande
39. Gigue
40. Gigue
41. La Paysane
42. Rondeau
43. Gavotte
44. Minuet
45. Minuet
46. Minuet
47. Chaconne
  • Suite No.3 in G minor (8 pieces for bass viol and continuo)
48. Prelude
49. Allemande
50. Courante
51. Sarabande
52. Gigue
53. Gavotte
54. Minuet
55. Prelude
  • Suite No.4 in A major (10 pieces for bass viol and continuo)
56. Prelude
57. Boutade
58. Allamende
59. Double
60. Courante
61. Sarabande
62. Sarabande
63. Gigue
64. Minuet
65. Rondeau
  • 18 Pieces for 2 viols and continuo
66. Prelude (D minor)
67. Allemande (D minor)
68. Courante (D minor)
69. Sarabande (D minor)
70. Gigue (D minor)
71. Gavotte (D minor)
72. Minuet (D minor)
73. Prelude (G major)
74. Allemande (G major)
75. Courante (G major)
76. Sarabande (G major)
77. Gigue (G major)
78. Gavotte en Rondeau (G major)
79. Minuet (G major)
80. Gavotte (G major)
81. Fantaisie en echo (G major)
82. Chaconne in G major
83. Tombeau de Mr Meliton (G minor)
  • 10 Pieces for viol and continuo (continuo part only)
84. Prelude (F minor)
85. Allemande (F minor)
86. Courante (F minor)
87. Sarabande (F minor)
88. Gigue (F minor)
89. Minuet (F minor)
90. Rondeau (F minor)
91. Fantaisie (B minor)
92. Diversités (G major)
93. Rondeau (G minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1686 or before
First Publication. 1686 (viola part), 1689 (continuo part) - Paris: L'auteur, Jean Hurel
Dedication Monsieur de Lully
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation bass viol and continuo (Nos.1-65, 84-93), 2 viols and continuo (Nos.66-83)