The Eighteenth Century French Cantata

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Clarendon Press, 1997 - Music - 278 pages
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The first edition of this book is the classic study of one of the most popular musical forms in early eighteenth-century France, not only because it documents and examines its considerable repertoire for the first time, but also because it places the genre in the wider context of both Frenchand Italian baroque music styles. In uniting the two national styles the cantata was one of the major influences in transforming the seventeenth-century French classical tradition in music into a style that owed much to the Italian baroque, yet retained a distinctive gallic expression. As well as its musical interest, the French cantata provides an arresting example of the influence of society upon music, and the book commences with a chapter that views the emergence of the form in its social setting. Cantata texts enjoyed a vogue as poetry and this literary aspect is also dealtwith in a separate chapter. This new edition incorporates research by the author and other scholars over the twenty years since the first edition, reflecting today's growing interest in French baroque music. It also features a new chapter dealing with the French cantata in performance.
 

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Contents

Carissimi Sventura cuormio with permission by Wilhelm Hansen MusicForlag Copenhagen 293O
1
Porpora So ben che la sperana with permission by Wilhelm Hansen
2
The Stimulus I
3
Un Embarquement pour Cythere
15
Stylistic Traits in French and Italian Vocal Music
27
MusicForlag Copenhagen
30
Lully Cadmus I iii
31
Lully Armide I Hi
32
Campra Le papillon prelude
107
Campra Silene prelude
109
LouisNicolas Clerambault
116
Clerambault LAmourpique par une abeille third recitative m
122
Clerambault Le jaloux first air introduction
124
Clerambault Le jaloux first recitative
125
Clerambault Medee Evocation
126
Clerambault Orphee first air
127

Campra Air a boire
34
Buzzoleni Deh placa lo sdegno with permission by Wilhelm Hansen MusicForlag Copenhagen
37
Destouches Amadis de Grece I i
38
a Clerambault V1tal parlor Campra Ad un cuore 401
40
Charpentier Orphee descendant aux enfers
42
Charpentier Orphee descendant aux enfers
44
Charpentier Orphee descendant aux enfers
45
JeanBaptiste Morin
46
Morin Euterpe first recitative
49
Lully Armide I i
50
Morin Limpatience first air 545
54
Morin a Euterpe third air Enone second air c Circe second air d Les amants mecontents second duo
56
Morin Euterpe first air
58
Morin a ej amants mecontents first air Enone second air
59
Morin Enone third recitative
60
Morin Orte first recitative
63
Morin Psiche et ses soeurs trio
66
Bernier and Battistin
68
Courbois Dom Quichotte first air
71
Bernier Diane first recitative 723
72
Bernier Les forges de Lemnos third recitative 745
74
Bernier Ze triomphe de lamour first air
75
Bernier Les forges de Lemnos second air
77
Bernier Les forges de Lemnos third air
78
Bernier Medee second air
79
Bernier Les forges de Lemnos first air
80
Bernier LAurore trio
86
Bernier Les nymphes de Diane air and duo
87
Battistin a Cephale et Aurore second air Philomele second air c Heraclite et Democrite duo 991
91
Battistin Philomele third recitative
92
Battistin Proserpine second recitative
93
Battistin Diane second recitative
94
Battistin Cephale et Aurore first recitative
95
Battistin Neptune et Amymone first air
96
Battistin Philomele third air
97
Battistin Psiche first air
98
Battistin Heraclite et Democrite first duo
100
Campra Bourgeois
101
Campra Lheureuxjaloux first air
104
Campra Lheureux jaloux fourth air
105
Campra Le lis et la rose final air
106
Clerambault Orphee second recitative
128
Clerambault Orphee third air
130
Clerambault Orphee second air
131
Clerambault Orphee fourth air
132
Clerambault Leandre et Hero ritournelle
133
Clerambault Leandre et Hero first recitative
134
Clerambault Pirame et Tisbe Plainte
135
Clerambault Pirame et Tisbe fourth recitative plainte
136
Clerambault La musette final air
137
Clerambault Apollon first air
139
Clerambault LAmour gueripar Iamour first air
140
The Zenith of the Cantatas Popularity
145
Monteclair La mart de Didon second air
148
Monteclair Pan et Sirinx third recitative
149
Courbois Dom Quichotte final air
152
Jacquet de La Guerre LIsle de Delos third air ornamentation nor shown
153
Destouches Semele first air
155
Colin de Blamont Europpe second recitative 1601
160
Boismortier Lautomne first air
163
Laurent Gervais Ragotin
164
The Decline of the Cantata and Cultivation of
168
Mouret Epitalamt second air
172
Mouret Hymne a IAmour first air 1745
177
Lefebvre La saison desplaisirs
178
Lefebvre Promethec
179
Lefebvre Amlante et Hippomene Prelude
180
PhilidorZ ete
181
La Garde Amarillis
183
Legal de Furcy La guitarre from ZAT eforu de Minerve 85
187
Conclusion
189
a as notated witb imagined substitute clefs
198
a Corelli Violin Sonata Op 5 No 8 second movement Correttes arrangement for flute
201
Monteclair La mart de Didon first air
203
Clerambault Pyrame et Tube
210
Campra Arton HI 93 a Campra Lepapillon Bernier Le caffe 2123
214
APPENDICES
217
B Works Performed at Philidors Concert franfa1s at
253
Select Bibliography
269
Index
275
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David Tunley is at University of Western Australia.

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