Sheet Music: Le Coucou

TitleLe Coucou
from Pièces de Clavecin
Alternate titlesThe Cuckoo
ComposerLouis-Claude Daquin (1694–1772)
InstrumentationFlute and bass instrument
KeyE minor
Time signature2/4
Tempo120 BPM
Performance time1:55
Difficulty leveladvanced
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Date added2011-04-14
Last updated2011-07-21
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Thursday 14 April 2011

Tune of the Day: Le Coucou

by Louis-Claude Daquin, arranged for solo flute

Louis-Claude Daquin was a French composer of the Baroque era. He was a virtuoso organist and harpsichordist; his great expertise at the organ, in particular, drew large crowds to hear him. He was known for his “unfaltering precision and evenness” at both the harpsichord and organ.

Daquin's most famous piece is arguably this lively “Le coucou” (“The Cuckoo”) in E minor, which was published in the first book of his 1735 harpsichord suite Pièces de Clavecin.

Thanks to Max for suggesting this piece!