33 popular Brunettes and Contradanses of the 18th century, JOSEPH BODIN DE BOISMORTIER (1689-1755): Ballet de Village No. 4 in G.
Catalogue Number: 03J027
Description: These songs and dances were mostly of popular origin and were arranged for ensembles as here which include flutes and recorders, the hurdy-gurdy, musette, a violin and bass viol (with theorbo and harpsichord helping the continuo line). Starting as relaxing amusements among the nobility, they gradually filtered all the way down to the French working class during the course of the 18th century. Annie Dufresene (soprano), Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien; François Lazarevitch (musette, flutes).