NO MYST’RY WHY I NEED YOU (after Couperin’s Les Baricades Mistérieuses) for Voice and Piano

Year of composition
Daniel Jencka
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
3 minutes
Rock and Pop Music
Voice + keyboard
Instrumental parts

This little song incorporates Francoin Couperin’s Les Baricades Mist�riuses, originally published for solo harpsichord in 1717. Some purists may take exception to my use of this beautiful piece, but then they probably aren’t composers. Anyway, this playful setting will work quite well as wedding or other occasional music. In fact, the underlying harpsichord piece can be used as a prelude! Feel free to double the voice with a flute or other melody instrument, and the bass line with whatever is available, to fill out the band, just as it was done in the 18th century!

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