Saturday 28 April 2018
Tune of the Day: La Benheim
from “Amusement de Mars”
This rondeau is the sixth movement of Amusement de Mars, a suite for solo instrument (“musette, vielle, flute and oboe” according to the original edition) and continuo by the French Baroque composer Nicolas Chédeville.
The title probably refers to the German town of Bensheim, located at the eastern edge of the Rhine rift between the cities of Darmstadt and Worms.