The Bells of St. Genevieve

The Bells of St. Genevieve (Sonnerie de Sainte Genevieve du Mont de Paris in its original French - literally The Bells of Saint Genevieve of Paris' hill) is the name of a piece written by marin marais in 1723 for viol, violin and harpsichord with basso continuo, and commonly considered a passacaglia or chaccone because of its repeating ground. Thoughout the piece, the melody alternates between the viol and violin, exploring a number of techniques and demanding a considerable technique (particularly in the viol parts).

This sheet contains the following parts:

Sheet Title View score Download
The Bells of St. Genevieve - Complete score
The Bells of St. Genevieve - Violin part
The Bells of St. Genevieve - Viola da Gamba
The Bells of St. Genevieve - Harpsichord
The Bells of St. Genevieve - Complete Score (Solo keyboard arr.)
Composer Form Instrument Period
Marin Marais Chaconne Chamber group Baroque

Marin Marais

Marin Marais was a French composer and viol player. He studied composition with Jean-Baptiste Lully, often conducting his operas, and with master ...