Free Classical Piano Sheet Music

where you can find free classical piano music

freesheetmusicbanner
free sheet music
music software
My Music

Francois Couperin 1668-1733

 

Francois Couperin, French organist, harpsichordist,and composer of the Baroque period was born in Paris in 1668 and was known as "Couperin Le Grand" to distinguish him from the other members of his musically talented family.

Ordre26 in F# La Convalescente

 

 

He was taught by his father, Charles Couperin, who died when François was 10, and by Jacques Thomelin. In 1685 he became the organist at the church of Saint-Gervais, Paris, a post he inherited from his father and that he would pass on to his cousin, Nicolas Couperin. Other members of the family also later held the same position. In 1693 Couperin succeeded his teacher Thomelin as organist at the Chapelle Royale (Royal Chapel) with the title organiste du Roi, organist by appointment to Louis XIV.

In 1717 Couperin became court organist and composer, with the title ordinaire de la musique de la chambre du Roi. With his colleagues, Couperin gave a weekly concert, typically on Sunday. Many of these concerts were in the form of suites for violin, viol, oboe, bassoon and harpsichord, on which he was a virtuoso player.Couperin died in Paris in 1733.

 

 

 

back to top

photoframeuk.co.uk

www.musicbookreviews.co.uk

vacuumcleaner-reviews.co.uk

freeclassicalsheetmusic.co.uk

lawnmower-reviews.co.uk

reviewsof.co.uk

contact
links to other sites
copyright tudor barn productions | Tudor Barn, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3SG |