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Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers: Secular & Sacred Music to 1900$
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Laurel Parsons and Brenda Ravenscroft

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190237028

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190237028.001.0001

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Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre, Sarabandes from the Suites in A minor (1687) and D minor (1707)

Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre, Sarabandes from the Suites in A minor (1687) and D minor (1707)

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(p.109) 5 Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre, Sarabandes from the Suites in A minor (1687) and D minor (1707)
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Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers: Secular & Sacred Music to 1900
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Susan McClary

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190237028.003.0005

Born into a family of musicians and instrument makers, Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre made her mark early by performing for Louis XIV when she was five years old. By the age of twelve, she was composing as well. Her compositions require the analyst to attend to far more than sight and sound. Like other musicians of her era, she requires us to consider touch, kinetic movement, taste, temporality, color, timbre, space, and even fragrance as we work to bring her notated scores to the ear. This chapter seeks to tease out the ways these parameters intersect to produce their effects in two sarabandes for keyboard.

Keywords:   Jacquet de La Guerre, temporality, dance, French Baroque, timbre, temperament

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