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French ornamentation 

Yesterday I received an email from someone who shared the same piano teacher when I was an undergraduate. She wrote, "Could you recommend a book on musical ornamentation in Rameau and Couperin?"

I replied:
  Although quite a few books have been published on this, there's never has been much need to. Both Couperin and Rameau followed D'Anglebert's ornamentation table--and that's the same one that Bach followed.   Rameau's table fits onto one page. (See p. 20 here (i.e., p. 6 in the PDF): http://burrito.wRead more

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