Marin Marais

Marin Marais Sheet Music

  • Born
    31st May 1656
  • Died
    15th August 1728
  • Birthplace
    Paris

Marin Marais was a French composer and viol player. He studied composition with Jean-Baptiste Lully, often conducting his operas, and with master of the bass viol Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe for six months. He was hired as a musician in 1676 to the royal court of Versailles. He did quite well as court musician, and in 1679 was appointed ordinaire de la chambre du roy pour la viole, a title he kept until 1725.

Title Form Instrument
The Bells of St. Genevieve Chaconne Chamber group
Pièces en trio Dance Open Instrumentation
Alcide Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Alcyone Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Ariane et Bacchus Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Sémélé Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Pièces de viole, Livre I Piece Viola da gamba
Pièces de viole, Livre II Piece Viola da gamba
Pièces de viole, Livre III Piece Viola da gamba
Pièces de viole, Livre IV Piece Viola da gamba
Pièces de viole, Livre V Piece Viola da gamba
Sonate a la Maresienne Sonata Chamber group
Suite No.3 Suite Solo Instrument and Piano