3. On voit dans ces plaines fleuries

From Céphale et Procris, IEJ 1, Prologue

Composer
Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre
Key
g minor
Meter
3/4
Length
30 measures

French text

Flore

On voit dans ces plaines fleuries
Le Dieu des jours et des saisons,
Mêler l’or de ses rayons
À l’émail de nos prairies.
Partout mille Oiseaux divers
Célèbrent le retour de ce flambeau du monde,
Et par les plus tendres concerts
Accordent leurs Chansons au murmure de l’Onde
Que le Zéphire emporte dans les Airs.

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About the text

  • Author: Joseph-François Duché de Vancy

Instrumentation

  • Flore (Soprano)
  • 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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