Title

Reconstruction of the Ballet Royal de la Nuit

Poster Number

18A

Lead Author Major

Music History

Lead Author Status

Junior

Format

Poster Presentation

Faculty Mentor Name

Sarah Waltz

Faculty Mentor Email

swaltz@pacific.edu

Faculty Mentor Department

Conservatory of Music

Abstract/Artist Statement

In the Philidor collection, there is an incomplete score for the Ballet Royal de la Nuit from 1690 which I worked to reconstruct. This manuscript is the earliest source of the music, and the majority of the score has only the melody and bass lines –with only the melody in some sections. I used the extant material to figure out the most likely chord progressions as well an edition derived from it which includes missing sections. Additionally, I used the score for Ballet des Plaisirs –written two years later by Jean-Baptiste Lully—as reference for both harmonic content and part-writing. I referenced this ballet because some period sources say that Lully contributed to the music of the Ballet Royal de la Nuit.

Location

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom

Start Date

28-4-2018 1:00 PM

End Date

28-4-2018 3:00 PM

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Reconstruction of the Ballet Royal de la Nuit

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom

In the Philidor collection, there is an incomplete score for the Ballet Royal de la Nuit from 1690 which I worked to reconstruct. This manuscript is the earliest source of the music, and the majority of the score has only the melody and bass lines –with only the melody in some sections. I used the extant material to figure out the most likely chord progressions as well an edition derived from it which includes missing sections. Additionally, I used the score for Ballet des Plaisirs –written two years later by Jean-Baptiste Lully—as reference for both harmonic content and part-writing. I referenced this ballet because some period sources say that Lully contributed to the music of the Ballet Royal de la Nuit.