Les amours des dieux : ballet heroique

Mouret’s Les amours des dieux is classified as a ballet-heroïque, a type of opéra-ballet that was popular during the first half of the eighteenth century. Although the term ballet-heroïque suggests the prevalence of dance, drawing on the divertissement tradition, singing and acting are also integral parts of this genre. What distinguishes the opéra-ballet from the tragedie en musique is the use of separate plots for each entrée (comparable to an act). The segments are not entirely independent, however, in that there is typically a central, overarching idea.

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1 score (41, 47, 87, 75, 57 p.) ; 20 x 26 cm.

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Mouret, Jean Joseph, 1682-1738 1727.

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  • Main Title: Les amours des dieux : ballet heroique
  • Uniform Title: Amours des dieux. Vocal score

Mouret’s Les amours des dieux is classified as a ballet-heroïque, a type of opéra-ballet that was popular during the first half of the eighteenth century. Although the term ballet-heroïque suggests the prevalence of dance, drawing on the divertissement tradition, singing and acting are also integral parts of this genre.
What distinguishes the opéra-ballet from the tragedie en musique is the use of separate plots for each entrée (comparable to an act). The segments are not entirely independent, however, in that there is typically a central, overarching idea.

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1 score (41, 47, 87, 75, 57 p.) ; 20 x 26 cm.

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The Virtual Music Rare Book Room is composed primarily of digitized materials held in the UNT Music Library's Edna Mae Sandborn Music Rare Book Room. The collection is particularly strong in eighteenth-century French opera, due in large part to the influence of musicologist Lloyd Hibberd on the development of the collection.

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  • 1727

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  • Sept. 12, 2006, 2:06 p.m.

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  • June 10, 2016, 10:52 a.m.

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Mouret, Jean Joseph, 1682-1738. Les amours des dieux : ballet heroique, score, 1727; Paris. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc25/: accessed March 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.