Romance du Chevrier
This famous Romance du Chevrier : Plaisir d'amour is a sad 18th century French love song by Jean-Paul-Égide Martini.
It was first published in Paris in 1784 as the first of three romances in Martini's Airs du Droit du Seigneur et Trois Romances Nouvelles.
The lyrics are by Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian (1755-1794), from his novel Célestine in Nouvelles Nouvelles.
Martini's song Plaisir d'amour was originally composed for voice and piano in the key of F Major.
This score is an arrangement for viola with piano accompaniment.
It is set in the key of G Major.
The viola part is appropriate for Grade 5 viola players.
It is to be played in the first seven positions and includes numerous double stops.
Duration : 03:42
Source : Jean-Paul-Égide Martini, Airs du Droit du Seigneur et Trois Romances Nouvelles (Paris, 1784)
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