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Nouveaux Concerts No 13 Mvt 4 Chaconne

Composer
Fran´┐Żois Couperin
Year of composition
1726
Arranger
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Duet
Instrumental parts
Not available

One of the best ways of defining musical genius is if a composer never had an off day. Bach, Mozart and Charlie Parker just didn't know how to play bad notes. By this defintion, I would include Fran´┐Żois Couperin in that illustrious company. To me, he never misses the mark. These four dance movements make up his 13th concerto published in 1724 as part of the series of "New Concertos" or "Les Gouts Reunis". They were designed for use by any combination of instruments.These are tough to play on the clarinet but I have pitched them where they sound best.

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