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Charles-François Clément

A French composer, arranger and theorist who transposed the music of Pergolisi and was very well familiar with Forqueray, Rosa Baletti and Casanova. Clement made up functions for the stage including comic operas, key pad sonatas and cantatilles. Features of Clement’s sonatas consist of constantly shifting multi-layered lines, and a cognizance of stability between violin and harpsichord. Clement also had written essays regarding the structure of accompaniment, and, the essential bass explaining main and minor settings aswell as obtaining melodies through the harmonic constructions. In his try to arrange the music of additional composers into suites for the harpsichord, few possess surpassed Clement.

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