Le Chœur des Trembleurs (Jean-Baptiste Lully)
- Editor: Fernando Gómez Jácome (submitted 2013-05-03). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 72 kB Copyright: Personal
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- Editor: Bernard Meylan (submitted 2012-02-08). Score information: A4, 1 page, 276 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
- Editor: Jonathan Posthuma (submitted 2011-01-17). Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 48 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: The parts are not transposed, but they have been transcribed from original staves to modern staves, as indicated in the first measure. The keyboard part is a reduction of the five string parts. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
First published: 1719 by J.-B.-Chr. Ballard (premiered 1677)
Description: A transcription of the opening chorus from Act IV of Lully's opera "Isis". The text should be sung in such a way that the vowels are re-articulated for repeated eighth notes, resembling stuttering from extreme cold. Original orchestration would include "violons", the full string ensemble, for the prelude, and continuo instruments such as harpsichord to accompany the voices.
Original text and translations
L’hiver qui nous tourmente
[Since] Winter, our tormenter,