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Panat Times

Volume 1, redone Dec. 2014


Volume 1


Orest's Pages

Patricia's Musings



Musical Rhetoric

Transcribed Sources


Activities around Charpentier that may help us understand the raison d'être of his compositions

Note: these pages were first published in the late 1990s, and they were several years old at the time. During the past decade, new findings have sometimes led to other conclusions. Try, therefore, to compare the pages listed below with my later writings.

I have made available to scholars the evidence I have found about things that took place each year during the 1670s and 1680s, to suggest how these details are reflected in the notebooks of the Mélanges year after year.

These materials were divided into three groups, with apologies for the inconsistent type sizes caused by this attempt to import the old files into the newly done site.

I have used color-coding throughout these discussions:

In addition, these charts employ, for dates: