La Douceur 

La Douceur 


Follia Baroque Ensemble

La Doucer: the name of our programme is taken from the words of a hopeful lover in the song j'avois cru que'en vous aymant. It was published as an 'air tendre' early in the eighteenth century, and is just one example from the numerous collections of songs and dances taken from traditional or ancient sources and published from the late seventeenth century onwards in France.

This  hour long programme of vocal and instrumental music from the height of the French Baroque features works by Montéclair, Marais, Rameau, Charpentier, Lambert  and Morel. Rameau's highly characterised and innovative writing is reflected in his Pièces de Clavecin en Concert, which describe musically individuals who would have been widely known at the time. Montéclair, Marais and Morel were known primarily for their contribution to the repertoire of the viol, and our concert ends in the traditional French manner with a chaconne written for flute, viol and continuo. Our programme is indeed a microcosm of the highly expressive musical world of eighteenth Century France, moving between the domestic songs and pedagogical pieces by Lambertto the drama of the cantata La Mort de Didon and the virtuosic display of Marin Marais.

Ma Bergère est tendre et fidèle 

La Sonnerie de Sainte-Geneviève

J’avois cru qu’en vous aymant

La Mort de Didon

selection from troisième suite de clavecin en concert

Ombre de mon amant

Sans frayeur dans ce bois



Diane Moore baroque violin

William Summers baroque flute

Yat-Soon Yeo harpsichord

Ibrahim Aziz bass viol



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