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COUPERIN, Francois
b Paris, 10 November 1668
d Paris, 12 September 1733, aged sixty-four

He was one of a famous musical family. His early study was with his father and uncles. In 1693, aged twenty-five, he was chosen as organist at the Chapel Royal at Versailles by Louis XIV. In 1694 he was appointed Maitre de Clavecin des Enfants de France, and a Lateran Order made him Chevalier. He wrote a book on the art of the clavecin. In 1717 he became Ordinaire de la Musique.

1690 (22)

Pieces d'orgue en deux messes:

Messe pour les paroisses, twenty-one organ pieces

Messe pour les couvents, twenty-one organ pieces

Messe solenelle

1692 (24)

Trio Sonata, La Steinkerle

1709 (41)

Messe d l'usage des couvents

1713 (45)

Harpsichord Works, Book I

1715 (47)

Lecons de tenebres, for one and two voices

1717 (49)

Harpsichord Works, Book II

1722 (54)

Harpsichord Works, Book III

Four Concerts royeaux for harpsichord, strings and wind instruments

1724 (56)

Les gouts-réunis, ten concerts for various instruments

1730 (62)

p Harpsichord Works, Book IV

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