Cherchons à railler en tous lieux

From Platée, RCT 53, version de Paris, 1749, Prologue, Scène II

Composer
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Key
G major → C major
Meter
2
Tempo
Gai → Lent

French text

Momus; Thalie; Thespis

Cherchons à railler en tous lieux.
Soumettons à nos ris et le ciel et la terre :
Livrons au ridicule une éternelle guerre,
N’épargnons ni mortels ni dieux.

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Instrumentation

  • Thalie
  • Thespis
  • Momus
  • Basses (instrumental) + Basse continue #fingured

Resources

  • Full score: Rameau Opera Omnia, series IV, volume 10, p. 26
  • Scores at IMSLP ›

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