Saturday 8 October 2016
Tune of the Day: Sauteuses by Naudot
from Babiole No. 3 for two flutes
These two sauteuses (which literally means ‛jumpers’ in French, probably alluding to the typical rhythm they feature) constitute the second movement of the third of Jacques-Christophe Naudot's 6 Babioles pour 2 Vieles, Musettes, Flutes-a-bec, Flutes traversieres, Haubois, ou Violons, sans Basse. The French term babiole humbly indicates something of little value or importance, a trifle.