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Est c'est Mars​/​Courante (lute solo)

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by anon/Nicolas Vallet (1583-1642)

Est ce Mars / Courante de Mars begins with an elegant setting of the air, originally from the Ballet pour Madame and composed by court composer, Pierre Guédron (1563-1621). The setting is taken from an English lute manuscript (ML ms.) from circa 1620. The air was later adapted as a courante by Vallet and published in Secret de Muses, 1615. Our version of the courante, with its elaborate variations, is transposed from the second of two settings by Vallet.

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