21. Dans des lieux que le Ciel garantit de l’orage

From Céphale et Procris, IEJ 1, Prologue

Composer
Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre
Key
g minor
Meter
4/4
Length
9 measures

French text

Nérée

Dans les lieux que le CIel garantit de l’orage,
Retraçons de Procris les tragiques amours.
Heureux ? Si de ses maux la vive et triste image,
Peut nous résoudre à fuir un esclavage,
Toujours funeste au repos de nos jours.

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About the text

  • Author: Joseph-François Duché de Vancy

Instrumentation

  • Nérée (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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