Sunday 1 July 2018
Tune of the Day: La Saint Lambert
from “Amusement militaire”
This jig is the fourth 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.
The title probably refers to the German town of Lambrecht (formerly St. Lambrecht), located about 6 km northwest of Neustadt an der Weinstraße (thanks to Fried for pointing this out!). It is also possible, however, that it refers to the feast of Saint Lambert, which is celebrated every year on September 17.