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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Marin Marais

Marin Marais (31 May 1656, Paris – 15 August 1728, Paris) was a pupil of Jean-Baptiste Lully and of the viol player Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe. He was hired as a musician in 1676 to the royal court of Versailles. He did quite well as court musician, and in 1679 was appointed "ordinaire de la chambre du roy pour la viole", a title he kept until 1725.

He was a master of the viola da gamba, and the leading French composer of viol music. He wrote five books of Pièces de viole for the instrument, generally suites with basso continuo. These were quite popular in the court, and for these he was remembered in later years as he who "founded and firmly established the empire of the viol" (Hubert le Blanc, 1740). His other works include a book of Pièces en trio and operas, Alcyone (1706) being noted for its tempest scene.

Similar to Sainte-Colombe, little of Marin Marais' personal life was known after he reached adulthood. Marin Marais married a Parisian, Catherine d'Amicourt, on 21 September 1676. They had 19 children together.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

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So I had orientation for my job on Tuesday. Needless to say it was boring as all hell. Listen to people talk, watch instructional videos, read this, sign and date that. It was rather redundant, and the tour of the facility felt like a field trip. But how exactly can you make an orientation fun? I don’t think it’s possible. So it’s all good.

There were 21 people at the orientation. And because of that, they limited the amount of people who actually got immediate schedules. The rest would be starting the 21st of the month. Of course, I fell into the latter of the groups. However, they called me today and asked if I could start Friday. So I said yes, and thus I will be starting work on Friday. Which is an odd day to start, but hey, it’s not the 21st! :raise:

Anywho, well technically today is Thursday since it is past midnight… so I will have to say… HAPPY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY JOEY! :love:. Wow… an entire year already. I’m so excited. I can’t wait to see him today. Though it does suck that I have to get up at 5:45am on Friday for work so I can’t hang out too late *sigh*. Oh well, I gotta do what I gotta do. And if I don’t pay my bills… well I’ll be screwed.

Well, adios fuckers, enjoy life and code safely. Peace out!