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The Mysterious Barricades

Piano or Harpsichord

By Francois Couperin

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Harpsichord, Piano - easy to intermediate
Piano or Harpsichord. Composed by Francois Couperin (1668-1733). Edited by Wilhelm Ohmen. This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. Piano. Classical. Softcover. Composed 1716. 10 pages. Schott Music #ED09957. Published by Schott Music (HL.49019395).

Item Number: HL.49019395

ISBN 9790001187497. 9.25x12 inches.

Alongside Chambonnieres and Rameau, Francois Couperin was a leading French composer and harpsichordist of his time. 'Pieces de clavecin' is his best known composition, consisting of 27 suites called 'Ordres'. 'Les Barricades mysterieuses' is a rondo with three episodes or verses between which alternates the constantly recurring refrain. Instead of a melody, one can hear powerful, continuously broken syncopated harmonies. This kind of setting is reminiscent of the style of French lute music with a majestic character, yet without being ponderous. This relatively easy piece features only a few simple ornaments and is therefore particularly suitable for interpretations on the modern piano.

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