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Rameau, Jean-Phillipe (1683-1764) 


Castor and Pollux  Act 2, scene 3,

Telaire aria “Tristes apprêts”             

Soprano, basson, strings, continuo.

Durand et fils 1903. (August Chapius) pp 73-76.

CD Naxos 8.660118-19, Mallon, CD 1, track 12


CD Auvidis E8624, Frisch, CD 1, track 16






http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxS8aIXx5v8 (+5.20 min)



Naïs, Opera pour la paix. Act 1, Scenes 2&3,

Neptune (alto) Jupiter (bass)

“Je vole ou m’appelle ton choix”,

Tenor, bass, 2 bassons, strings, continuo

Durand et fils 1924. (Reynaldo Hahn) pp 84-98.

CD Erato 98532 McGegan



Platee, Comodie Ballet

Act 1, “Soleil, fuis de ces lieux!”

Soprano, flute, oboe, basson, strings     

Durand et fils 1907. (Georges Marty) pp 192-196.

CD Erato, Minkowski,  Musiciens du Louvre, CD 1, track 18


YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCPVKxwP2aE


Les fêtes de l'Hymen et de l'Amour

"L'amant que j'adore"

Soprano, oboe, bassoon, strings

"Amour, lance tes traits"

Soprano, oboe, bassoon, strings

CD Petibon, Virgin Veritas 7243 5 45481 2 3, tracks 4,5.


Hippolyte et Aricie

Act 2, scene 1, “Contente toi d’une victime!”

Duet, tenor and bass, 2 bassons, continuo              

Act 2, scene 2, Air, “Pour prix d’un projet temeraire”,

Bass, 2 bassons, continuo                                

Durand et fils 1900. (Vincent d’Indy) pp 120-124, 131-133

The 2002 Bouissou edition has no basson in the first aria and one basson in the second

CD Archiv, Minkowski, Musiciens du Louvre, CD 2, tracks 4,8



La musette, Cantate à une voix

Bass voice with basse continue (basses et bassons) in score,

some passages marked bons, set as middle voice.

“Sous un délicieux ombrage”     

Oeuvres completes, Tome 111, Cantates pp 97-107.

Durand et fils 1897 (C Saint-Saens)

Note: A copy at the Bibliotheque nationale has the margin note

“Boismortier”, where the introduction refers to this work.



“Lieux funestes où tout respire”

Prison scene, from 1744 version.    

Tenor, obl basson, strings, continuo.

(Incorporated at start of Act 4 in the Minkowski CD of 1739 version,

Archiv 463 476-2, CD 2, track 9)


YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reCeKLkIIZ8