Monday 11 June 2018
Tune of the Day: Le Neuftad
from “Amusement militaire”
This rondeau is the second movement of Amusement militaire, a suite for solo instrument (“musette, vielle, flute and oboe” according to the original edition) and continuo by the French Baroque composer Nicolas Chédeville.
As with several other Op. 6 movements, the title probably refers to a German town; possibly Neustadt an der Weinstraße, which is located near the Rhine river about 25 km south-west of Mannheim.