Marin Marais

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Marais was the most celebrated bass viol player of his time, leaving a legacy of more than 600 works, many for his instrument.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Couplets de folies (Les folies d'Espagne), for flute & continuo (or various arrangements) Chamber Music
Couplets de folies (Les folies d'Espagne), for viola da gamba & continuo in D minor (Pièces de viole, Book II, No. 20) Chamber Music
Pièces de viole, Book II, for viola da gamba & continuo Chamber Music
Suitte d'un gout etranger, for viola da gamba & continuo (Pièces de viole, Book IV, Nos. 55B-87) Chamber Music
La Sonnerie de Sainte Geneviève du Mont à Paris, for violin, viola da gamba & continuo in D minor Chamber Music
Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in D major (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 40-58) Chamber Music
Sémélé, opera 1709 Opera
Work(s) Miscellaneous (Classical)
Pièces de viole, Book IV, for 1or 3 violas da gamba & continuo Chamber Music
Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in E minor (Pièces de viole, Book II, Nos. 96-110) Chamber Music
Alcyone, opera Opera
Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in G major (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 92-107) Chamber Music
Suite for 2 treble instruments & continuo in E minor (Pièces en trio) Chamber Music
Tombeau pour M. de Sainte-Colombe, for viola da gamba & continuo in E minor (Pièces de viole, Book II, No. 109) Chamber Music
Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in A minor (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 1-13) Chamber Music
Le Basque et double, for viola da gamba & continuo in A major (Pièces de viole, Book IV, Nos. 39-40) Chamber Music
Les Voix Humaines, for viola da gamba & continuo in D major (Pièces de viole, Book II, No. 63) Chamber Music
Suite for 2 violas da gamba & continuo in G major (Pièces de viole, Book I, Nos. 73-82) Chamber Music
Alcide, opera ("La mort d'Hercule"; collaboration with L. Lully) Opera
La Reveuse, for viola da gamba & continuo in F minor (Pièces de viole, Book IV, No. 82) Chamber Music
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