Pour le coucher du roy

Medium pour le souper du roi

Friday 20 June, 10.00 pm

Stour Music, All Saints’ Boughton Aluph, Kent TN25 4EU

Music for the private chambers of Louis XIV by composers who were ‘Musiciens de la Chambre du Roy’ (Marais, de Visée, Rebel, Jacquet de La Guerre).

The music

Robert de Visée (1655–1732): Prélude in D minor for theorbo
Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre (1665–1729): Sonata no. 3 in F major for violin and basso continuo
Marin Marais (1656–1728): L’Arabesque for viola da gamba and basso continuo
Robert de Visée: Courante in G major for theorbo
Jean-Féry Rebel (1666–1747): Sonata in E minor for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo
Marin Marais: Sonnerie de Ste Geneviève du Mont de Paris for violin, viola gamba and basso continuo

The musicians

(Nicolette Moonen violin, Reiko Ichise viola da gamba, Lynda Sayce theorbo)