Of the several adaptations St. Pierre has composed based on movements from Rameau's Pièces de clavecin en concert, this one, from the 5th Concert, is the most audaciously modernized. Harmonies will recall Milhaud and to some extent, Stravinsky. Upper intermediate players will find this score within reach. They may wish to investigate other Rameau adaptations St. Pierre has made available through the ARS. Duration: 1:50
Janos Ungvary, Scott Paterson, and the composer play alto, tenor, and bass recorders respectively on the accompanying recording.
Another fun and clever ATB trio inspired by Rameau’s Pièces de clavecin en concert, this one being the rondeau “L’Indiscrète”. Finger vibrato is called for in two spots, adding to the delightfun French flavor, and some free-wheeling 5-lets in the Bass part toward the end make it even more fun. Overall not technically challenging, it’s a great piece for an enjoyable afternoon play. Goes great with some éclaires or croissants au chocolat.