Rameau : Menuet in G minor

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2e Menuet, RCT 6 (5/9)

Rameau, Jean-Philippe (1683-1764)
Sheet music for : Piano

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2e Menuet, RCT 6 (5/9)

Menuet in G minor - Minuet



Jean-Philippe Rameau's Nouvelles Suites de pièces pour le clavecin were first published around 1727.

They consist of two suites of harpsichord pieces.

The present 2e Menuet is the fifth of nine pieces in the Suite in G Major-minor, RCT 6.

It is appropriate for Grade 4 keyboard students.

Please note that this score contains suggestions for performing the ornaments (here : pincés (mordents) and cadences (trills)) in accordance with the performance practice of the French Baroque period.

For this purpose, we have used Rameau's own Table des agréments, taken from his Pièces de clavecin, first published in 1724.

Please note also the following points about this Urtext edition :
  • In measure 2, left hand, the original shows a slur between the second and third beats. This slur does not appear in the 1760 edition, and we think that a slur between the first and second beats (as in measure 10) is preferable
  • In measure 10, left hand, third beat, the original shows Eb3-G3. However, we believe this to be a mistake and believe that G3-Bb3 was intended, as in measure 2


Duration : 01:20

Source : Jean-Philippe Rameau, Nouvelles Suites de pièces de clavecin (Paris, ca 1727)

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