Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre

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Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre

Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre

ObituaryElisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre,64, died June 27,1729 in Paris, France. She was born March 17, 1665 in Paris, France, to Claude Jacquet and Anne de la Touche. She married Marin de la Guerre on September 1684 but unfortunately he died. Most of her family also died inculding her mother and her 10 year old son.She was a composer, enjoy making music and playing them. She enjoy performing for King XIV. Although most of her pieces are lost we will also know her as the first women composer.We all hope she will stay known in our music and history.

Born into a Musical family in Paris, France on March 17, 1665, her father, Claude Jacquet a harpsichord builder and organist. As her father would teach her, she was known as a child prodigy. Performing the harpsichord for King Louis XIV at the age of five she was noticed by Madame de Montespan and kept her entourage. Élisabeth married an organist Marin de la Guerre in September 1684 and they both move back to Paris. It is during this time Élisabeth is well known for her work as a composer but unfortunately most of pieces have been lost. In the following years she produce harpsichord pieces like “Book l of the pieces de Clavessin, it was not unit 1704 where the passing of her husband and her 10 year old son made her change her focus on composing. Instead of performing at public concert she would held them in her home, she did this until she retire in 1717, and died in 1729.

NewspaperElisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, being the first women composer she is well know as a child prodigy at the age 5. At the age of 13 one critcs said "the marvel of our centry" now how many 13 years old do you hear get that comment? As she grow up and uses her incredibles talents to create and compse beautiful music, the news of the her husband and only child death impacts her deeply. Althought most of her pieces are now to be lost some of her pieces are still available to listen to. Some of her famous pieces are "Sonata 1, Suite D minor Verlet harpsichord and Les Pièces de Clavecin."Broken News


Music Critic:Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre 'Prèlude'Very upbeat, 4/4. Notes changes very fast. Even beat but sometime are there will be a short pause.Moving in large steps, minor melody. Very beautiful but hauting.An organ is being played high and low melodies and notes at different and same times. Thin texture sounds simple.The song discode a lot throughout the song when changing the notes pitch. Clearly hear the pitch.Mostly ABA pattern at the beginning but changes throught the song.Dynamics of the song is between mezzo piano and mezzo forte when adding ornaments.Sounds similars to classical. The Organ gives you a hauting and dark mood.

Fun Facts:In her inventory of her possessions there was a a small instrument with white and black keys, one with black keys, and a large double manual Flemish harpsichord.

Fun Facts:Her musical family also includes her uncle and great-uncle who were also instrument makers.

Fun Facts:Her father, Claude Jacquet played the organ at the church Saint-Louis-en-l'Ile.

Elisabeth Claude Jacquet De La Guerre Suite D minor Verlet Harpsichord

A Baroque Harpsichord


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