19. L’amour soumet tout le monde

From Céphale et Procris, IEJ 1, Prologue

Composer
Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre
Key
B flat major
Meter
6/4
Length
20 measures

French text

Un Dieu de la mer

L’amour soumet tout le monde
Jusque dans l’onde
Tout sent ses feux;
Profitons de notre jeunesse,
Suivons la tendresse,
Le trait qui nous blesse
N’est point dangereux;
Et doit nous rendre heureux.

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About the text

  • Author: Joseph-François Duché de Vancy

Instrumentation

  • Un Dieu de la mer (Alto)
  • Basse continue

Notes

“Jacquet de La Guerre’s original score was most likely written in five parts, after the tradition established by Lully. As only Ballard’s partition reduite survives, however, only the upper two instrumental parts and the basse continue are extant.” IMSLP

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