Sheet Music: Les Ramages

TitleLes Ramages
from Concert for Two Flutes No. 5 in A major
ComposerMichel Pignolet de Montéclair (1667–1737)
InstrumentationFlute duet
KeyA major
Time signature3/4
Tempo63 BPM
Performance time2:30
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2019-12-04
Last updated2019-12-04
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Baroque, Written for Flute


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Wednesday 4 December 2019

Tune of the Day: Les Ramages by Montéclair

for two flutes

This is the tenth movement of the fifth of six Concerts à deux Flutes Traversières sans Basse by the French Baroque composer Michel Pignolet de Montéclair. The French title of the piece, les Ramages, could be translated as “Birdsongs”. In fact, the composer explicitly tried to emulate the singing of different species of birds: le rossignol (the nightingale), le serain de Canarie (the canary), les poules (the hens), le perroquet (the parrot), le merle (the blackbird), le coucou (the cuckoo), and le coq d'Inde (the turkey).

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Prélude Flute duet
2.Badinage Flute duet
3.Musette Flute duet
4.Gavotte à la manière Françoise Flute duet
5.Gavotte à la manière Italienne Flute duet
6.Gay Flute duet
7.Sarabande Flute duet
8.Gigue à la manière Françoise Flute duet
9.Gigue à la manière Italienne Flute duet
10.Les Ramages Flute duet
11.Fugue Flute duet