Composition -
Loure
By Anthony St. Pierre October 2013
 
S A T
 
 
This is one of several free adaptations St. Pierre has made from the Pièces de clavecin en concert of Rameau (Suite No.4 in the present case). The loure (originally a kind of bagpipe) is a lilting triple meter 17th-century French dance, which here Rameau has infused with brisk rising septuplets. St. Pierre has added descending septuplets. These look frightening, but actually fit well under the fingers. Duration: 4:00

On the recording provided, the performers are the composer (S), Scott Paterson (A), and Janos Ungvary (T).
-- Anthony St. Pierre
 
Pieces in this set include:  Loure, Rondeau vif, Rondeau gracieux, Tambourin, and Air gracieux
 
This delightful trio inspired by the opening movement from the 4th concerto of Jean Philippe Rameau’s Pièces de clavecin en concert is a veritable tour de force of scale work in all three parts, so get those fingers ready. The scale runs are slurred, which is a terrific vehicle to work on clean fingers -- especially with cross fingerings and going over the break.
-- Glen Shannon
 
 
No. of Recorder Parts: 3
Difficulty: Moderate
Occasion: Any
Libraries: New Music for Recorder
Date Added: 01/20/2019
 
Style: Concert, Tonal/Melodic, Variations/Fantasies/Adaptations, Neo-Renaissance/Baroque/Classical
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