Sheet Music: La Provençale

TitleLa Provençale
from Five Old French Dances
ComposerMarin Marais (1656–1728)
InstrumentationFlute and Harpsichord/Piano
KeyG major
RangeD4–G6
Time signature3/8
Tempo72 BPM
Performance time2:00
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2017-09-24
Last updated2017-09-24
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Baroque

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Sunday 24 September 2017

Tune of the Day: La Provençale by Marin Marais

from “Five Old French Dances”

This piece was composed by the famous French viol player Marin Marais. The viol (also called viola da gamba, an Italian expression indicating that the instrument is meant to rest vertically on one's leg) is an old instrument that was primarily used during the Renaissance and Baroque periods. It is similar to a cello, but it has six strings and it is fretted like a guitar.

As you may know, Provence is a maritime region in southeastern France.

Other Movements from the same Work

1.L'Agréable Flute & Piano
3.La Musette Flute & Piano
4.La Matelotte Flute & Piano
5.Le Basque Flute & Piano