36. Pour vivre sans chagrin

From Céphale et Procris, IEJ 1, Acte I, Scène IV

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

French text

Dorine; Arcas

Pour vivre sans chagrin, sans trouble, sans allarmes
Il faut ne s’engager jamais.

About the text

  • Author: Joseph-François Duché de Vancy

Instrumentation

  • Dorine (Soprano)
  • Arcas (Basse)
  • 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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