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36 Pieces for Theorbo (Francois Couperin)

Unlike the contemporary theorbo intavolations of pieces by Francois Couperin (1668-1733) which can be found in some manuscripts, this collocetion does not simply pick a few "hits" from his four books of "Pièces de Clavecin". Instead, I try to imitate Couperin's grouping of the pieces to "Ordres":

The complete edition is in French lute tablature and includes prefaces in German and English, which also gives an explanation of the grace signs.


Here I make one piece available for download so that you can get an impression of style and difficulty of the music. The entire volume is available from