Orchestra (piccolo, flute, oboe, musette, clarinet, trumpet, horn, violin, viola, timpani, canon, bassoon, contrabass, basso continuo)
Pastorale heroique in drei Akten. Composed by Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764). Edited by Nathalie Berton-Blivet. Paperback. Symphonies. Score. RCT 21. Duration 32 minutes. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA08897. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA08897).
Item Number: BA.BA08897
ISBN 9790006561445. 33 x 24.3 cm inches. Text Language: French, English. Preface: Nathalie Berton-Blivet. Text: Marmontel, Jean-Francois.
The genrepastorale heroiqueis a legacy of the grand siecle of Louis XIV and in the 18th century it only rarely reached the stage.
But in the second period of his career it became Rameau's preferred genre: the more unconventional world of shepherds and nymphs gave him greater freedom in terms of dramatic action, stage decor and musical virtuosity compared to the tragedie lyrique. This is demonstrated to masterly effect inAcanthe et Cephise(1751), where even the ballets are fully integrated into the plot.
This edition contains all the instrumental numbers from this popular pastorale in a new critical edition by Nathalie Berthon-Blivet.