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Mercure Galant: Thesis on Aging & Natural Death

Esteemed Readers, if we believe that we have been advanced in medicine & moreover in comprehending natural processes of aging & death, we err. The science has aggressively developed after the Second War II has invented machines, but has lost … Continue reading

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La Gazette in 2020: Historical News Today 1632

Esteemed Readers, the Thirty Years’ War continues. It is still 1632, February & here are some bright affairs happened at the background of shooting guns & canons: Carignale, 1st February, 1632: ” The Duc of Savoye has ordered some machines, … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles III

Esteemed Readers, the life goes on & I continue posting riddles of Louis XIV’s time. Please, pull yourself together & guess out! Again I remind you of sending me your own riddles to join the riddle club! The new riddle … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Omnes gentes (1685)

Esteemed Readers, here is another little piece of the Sacral music by Jean-Baptiste Lully. It belongs to the same set of “Les Petits Motets” & is called Omnes gentes. They are based on Psalms/Salmi 46-47 expressed in accordance with Lully’s … Continue reading

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La Gazette in 2020: Historical News Today 1632

Esteemed Readers, here are some military tidings from 1632, The Thirty Years’ War time to share with you the spirit of the affairs: Egger, 5th January, 1632: “Every day more & more troops sent by the Swedish King & the … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles 2020-II

Esteemed Readers, here is a new riddle for you. It suits to the spirit of Carnival taking place these days. May it serve you a hint while guessing. Good luck! “I’m pretty, fine & my graces are often the reason … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Marche des mousquetaires 1658

Early music compositions by Jean-Baptiste Lully are mostly connected with ballets & theatre performances; however some footprints of instrumental music yet can be discovered. The set of Marches 1658 composed for hautboys & tambours reveal us Lully-s unique music signature … Continue reading

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