7. Toujours plus noble et plus grand par lui-même

From Céphale et Procris, IEJ 1, Prologue

Composer
Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre
Key
d minor → g minor
Meter
2/2
Length
8 measures

French text

Flore

Toujours plus noble et plus grand par lui-même,
Sa gloire, sa grandeur suprême,
Sont au dessous de sa vertu.

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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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