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Marin Marais: Sonnerie de Ste Genevieve

With a theme about a second long, and a running time of eight minutes, this piece is a hypnotic set of variations that explores all devices that Marais could muster. There are only two changes of key, but in the meantime there is infinite variation.

Scored for my patented layout of SnSSAATTBBGGC, this arrangement may be even wilder than the original. Certainly some jazz funk chords towards the end were not in Marais’ vocabulary.

Sonnerie de Ste Genevieve