Gaultier, Ennemond - La Belle Homicide - Lute Video

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RobMacKillop
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Gaultier, Ennemond - La Belle Homicide - Lute Video

Post by RobMacKillop » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:18 pm

The beautiful assassin!

This is a French courante and double - the double fills in gaps in the melody. I've imbued it with "notes inegales", a dotted rhythm, and played it at a positive tempo to help indicate that it is a dance. I mention all this, as many people have a more Romantic approach to this piece, doubtless influenced by the title. But French lute titles often have no apparent connection with the music. Well, we'll never know for sure how it was played, but, this morning, this is how it came out of my lute...


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Re: Gaultier, Ennemond - La Belle Homicide - lute video

Post by Hany Hayek » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:09 pm

RobMacKillop wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:18 pm
.....Well, we'll never know for sure how it was played, but, this morning, this is how it came out of my lute...
I enjoyed your interpretation of this. I had to go listen to quite a few people play this after your introduction :D
Thanks for sharing :merci: :bravo:

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Re: Gaultier, Ennemond - La Belle Homicide - lute video

Post by RobMacKillop » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:41 pm

Cheers, Hany. Glad you like it. French baroque music is among the hardest to interpret.

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Re: Gaultier, Ennemond - La Belle Homicide - lute video

Post by sxedio » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:13 pm

Nice crunchy basses, lovely music and playing as always from you! Maybe the title is the first historical use of 'the baby faced assassin'!
(Gr) (En) (very little Fr)

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Re: Gaultier, Ennemond - La Belle Homicide - lute video

Post by RobMacKillop » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:41 pm

Thank you.

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Re: Gaultier, Ennemond - La Belle Homicide - lute video

Post by MichaelM » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:16 pm

Outstanding. Have you tried your hand at Mouton's chaconne La Belle Astree? I only say as I'd be interested to hear your interpretation.

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Re: Gaultier, Ennemond - La Belle Homicide - lute video

Post by RobMacKillop » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:23 pm

Thanks. No, I haven't. So much music, so little time!

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Re: Gaultier, Ennemond - La Belle Homicide - Lute Video

Post by Philippe Pégaline » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:23 pm

Hello Rob, thank your for this great piece of music. I 've discovered Ennemond Gaultier a few month ago and fall in love with his music.

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