[PDF] Couperin, François - Les Barricades Mystérieuses

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Re: [PDF] Couperin, François - Les Barricades Mystérieuses

Post by goldnspots » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:54 pm

How do you play the trill on the open E at the end of line 1?

sanderson59

Re: [PDF] Couperin, François - Les Barricades Mystérieuses

Post by sanderson59 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:23 pm

Good Afternoon, Les.

Great piece, great arrangement. Thank you for your time and effort!

:-)
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Re: [PDF] Couperin, François - Les Barricades Mystérieuses

Post by Bergkristall » Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:10 pm

really a great arrangement!

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Re: [PDF] Couperin, François - Les Barricades Mystérieuses

Post by HenrikH » Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:34 pm

goldnspots wrote:How do you play the trill on the open E at the end of line 1?
I was wondering exactly the same thing. Anybody?

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Re: [PDF] Couperin, François - Les Barricades Mystérieuses

Post by eales » Tue May 08, 2012 11:19 pm

Thank you so much Les, I'm very very grateful - I'd been listening once more to David Russell's version and was desperate to have a try at it. For such a relatively simple piece it's amazingly moving.


(Or it was till I started on it :lol: :chaud: )

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Re: [PDF] Couperin, François - Les Barricades Mystérieuses

Post by richard_joh » Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:32 pm

Thanks you very much for this.

Best,
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Re: [PDF] Couperin, François - Les Barricades Mystérieuses

Post by cloudbase » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:25 pm

The answer to the riddle of the title is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDv0SkP4 ... playnext=1

Thanks Les for your version - I rapidly came to the conclusion that the Yates version had nutty fingering and I had started to change it!

Are there other versions in different keys? It's funny I never play anything in C and it feels a bit odd!

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Re: [PDF] Couperin, François - Les Barricades Mystérieuses

Post by pogmoor » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:29 pm

Hello Bryan, a mystery solved, so it seems :)

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There are some published versions of this piece in D, but I think it works better in C.
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Re: [PDF] Couperin, François - Les Barricades Mystérieuses

Post by Les Backshall » Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:06 pm

Many thanks to everyone who has kindly participated in this thread - much appreciated.
cloudbase wrote:The answer to the riddle of the title is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDv0SkP4 ... playnext=1
I like this explanation, and it does seem quite plausible to me; however this is from a very informative article about all things 'Barricades' by S J Evnine of Miami University:

One sometimes sees suggestions that the mysterious barricades of Couperin's title are either women's eyelashes or women's underwear, or chastity belts. Neither of these hypotheses is very plausible (the music itself surely makes the ribaldry of the second suggestion out of place) and there is no evidence I am aware of to support them in the least. In one place (a Youtube of a performance of the piece by Philippe Radault), it is claimed in addition that the use of the expression to refer to women's eyelashes was distinctive of "les précieuses," the witty and educated women who populated the salons of the 17th century. Again, I have found no evidence of this.

http://www.as.miami.edu/personal/sevnine/barricades.htm

If there is some direct evidence for the eyelashes attribution, it would be great to see it.

Les

Edit - I really enjoyed Radault's interpretation.
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Re: [PDF] Couperin, François - Les Barricades Mystérieuses

Post by Macleod410 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:38 pm

I think Williams arr. of this uses a low c tuning, sounds great

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Re: [PDF] Couperin, François - Les Barricades Mystérieuses

Post by BTierney » Sun May 12, 2013 11:00 pm

Thank you so much for this transcription! I downloaded a version from *** Site blocked for copyright reasons ***.com and it didn't make sense in places. :D

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Re: [PDF] Couperin, François - Les Barricades Mystérieuses

Post by Joaqo » Wed May 29, 2013 10:51 pm

Thank you very much!! I'm going to give it a try. Sounds beautiful.

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Re: [PDF] Couperin, François - Les Barricades Mystérieuses

Post by Ceara » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:15 pm

Michael Chapdelaine has an arrangement of this tune on his site - both tabbed and regular notation.

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Re: [PDF] Couperin, François - Les Barricades Mystérieuses

Post by elindley » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:49 pm

HenrikH wrote:
goldnspots wrote:How do you play the trill on the open E at the end of line 1?
I was wondering exactly the same thing. Anybody?
I think that is actually an inverted mordent in measure 4; if so, it is an E, Fnat, E.

There's a mordent in measure 9; that's a C,Bnat, C.

There's a trill in measure 36; that's a B,C,B,C,B,C.

Again, I think this is what is intended by the notations. -- Ed
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Re: [PDF] Couperin, François - Les Barricades Mystérieuses

Post by mkduzgoren » Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:59 pm

Thanks for the score. I had the version of Russell too. Time to start trying.

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