François Couperin (1668-1733) was certainly the
greatest of the French claveinists and surely one of
the greatest of French composers. Musically, Francois
Couperin bridged two eras, the Baroque and the
Classical, to which many of his ideas look forward. He
was born in Paris into a family with a musical
tradition stretching back 200 years. Their church, St
Gervais, employed a member of the Couperin family as
organist for an unbroken period of 173 years.
Little is know about this Easter Motet "Christo
Resurgenti" (Christ Rising), although originally
written for voices (2 Sopranos) and Basso Continuo. I
created this arrangement for Clarinet Trio (2 Bb
Clarinets and Bass Clarinet) and Acoustic Piano.