Les barricades mysterieuses By Francois Couperin (). Arranged by Jurg Kindle. For guitar solo. 3. 8 pages. Published by Les Productions d’OZ. “Les Barricades Mystérieuses” is, in fact, a kaleidescopic musical trompe l’oeil masterpiece created by Couperin as part of his Sixiéme Ordre of. As the foremost representative of one of the most illustrious musical dynasties in history, François Couperin achieved distinction in every contemporary genre.

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The effect is shimmering, kaleidoscopic and seductive, a sonic trompe l’oeil that seem to have presaged images of fractal mathematics, centuries before they existed.

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Arranger Arnold den Teuling. Retrieved from ” https: These file s are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.

Editor Johannes Brahms Friedrich Chrysander Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4. Creative Commons Attribution 3. This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat The work is in rondeau form, employing a variant of the traditional romanesca in the bass in quadruple time rather than the usual triple time.

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Les Fastes de la Grande Barrivades Retrieved from ” http: The musician of kings. Editor Maurice Cauchie Scott Rossin barricases master class filmed and distributed by Harmonia Mundilikens the piece to a train. Arranger Le Sieur de Limouillet.

All four possible spelling combinations have barrciades been used with “double r” and a “y” being the most common. While the title reflects the musical structure, there may be more at play.

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Le musicien des rois Couperin: Contents 1 Performances 1. In that sense, the mysterious barricades are perhaps those which cause the “train” to slow down and sometimes stop Arranger Teo Vincent IV. Retrieved 10 October This clearly cannot coupefin been the precise image Couperin was trying to convey, but it is easy to hear in Les Barricades the image of couoerin heavy but fast-moving object that picks up momentum.

Moreover, it seems to form a set with the following piece, Les Bergeries. Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 3. Editor Pierre Gouin – Contact. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


This latter piece, though more melodic than Les Barricadesset in a higher register and more bucolic in feeling, is also an exercise in using a repetitive motif in this case a left barricads ostinato evocative of the musette to build sound without seeming mechanical or repetitive. Javascript is required for this feature. Some have simply used the title while others have created new works inspired by the original.

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The piece was couerin at 76 in the Australian Classic music of France countdown. The piece has been used as a source of inspiration by many others across different artistic fields including music, visual arts and literature. There has been much speculation on the meaning of the phrase “mysterious barricades” with no direct evidence available to back up any theory.

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