Sheet Music: La Musette

TitleLa Musette
from Five Old French Dances
ComposerMarin Marais (1656–1728)
InstrumentationFlute and Harpsichord/Piano
KeyG minor
RangeD4–A5
Time signature2/2
Tempo66 BPM
Performance time2:20
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2017-10-10
Last updated2017-10-10
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Categories
Baroque, Musettes

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Tuesday 10 October 2017

Tune of the Day: La Musette by 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.

Other Movements from the same Work

1.L'Agréable Flute & Piano
2.La Provençale Flute & Piano
4.La Matelotte Flute & Piano
5.Le Basque Flute & Piano