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Les Barricades Mysterieuses

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Uploaded by: sesquialtera (03/02/15)
Composer: Couperin, François
Sample Producer: Sonus Paradisi
Sample Set: St. Omer, Cavaillé-Coll 1855
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Baroque
Description:
Here is my transcription of this famous harpsichord piece composed in 1717 by François Couperin.
It's a pitty he didn't compose organ music in the same taste than his harpsichord's musics.

First I tried dozen of different registrations in the original key of Bb,
but I had to admit that this piece was not for the organ in that key (too low, to dark, too pasty! )
So I tried to transpose it in other keys... I think Eb is a rather good solution for the organ.

Les Barricades Mystérieuses (the mysterious gates) ...
This enigmatic title could refer to the made-up eyelashes of the women in the royal court of Louis XV.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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