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#2050457 - 03/18/13 08:14 PM François Couperin- La Passacaille
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I've been obssesed with this piece for quite some time and finally I decided I want to learn it. The problem is I don't know where to get the sheet music for it. I've looked up a couple of Couperin books on amazon but they don't contain this piece. Do any of you know where I may find this one? A book is preferred, as I don't like to purchase online sheets. Also, if its a free online copy than I'm all for it. Lol

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#2050481 - 03/18/13 08:52 PM Re: François Couperin- La Passacaille [Re: Spacetone]
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It seems to be in this volume.

That's the first of two volumes (or actually they call them "Series") of the complete keyboard works. I have the 2nd volume (which I got because it has "Le Tic Toc Choc," which I fell in love with from Sokolov's video) and checked to see if your piece is in there. It isn't, so I checked online in Series One. On p. 150 is a piece called "Rondeau: Passacaille."

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#2050484 - 03/18/13 08:54 PM Re: François Couperin- La Passacaille [Re: Mark_C]
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Whoa! Thank you very much! That book looks awesome! I think I over looked that book when I was searching.

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#2050542 - 03/18/13 11:24 PM Re: François Couperin- La Passacaille [Re: Spacetone]
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I'm curious: How did you come across the piece? It's not something we'd usually just bump into! grin

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#2050549 - 03/18/13 11:40 PM Re: François Couperin- La Passacaille [Re: Spacetone]
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I heard it on Pandora a couple of years ago. It caught my attention right away. It's a very beautiful piece. I love the opening melody. And the way it progresses is very elegant and somewhat mysterious. It's something special, that piece.

Also, I learned a couple François Couperin pieces before I even learned Bach. The first little one I learned is one called Le Petite Rien or something like that. He's kinda underrated, in my opinion.


Edited by Spacetone (03/18/13 11:54 PM)

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