As a prestigious musician during the early 1700s, Royer's Harpsichord Pieces remains a favourite in the instrument's repertoire.
Joseph Nicolas Pancrace Royer (1705-1755) was born in Turin, however, he moved to Paris in 1925 and soon became responsible for the musical education of King Louis XV's children. Royer is particularly known for his extravagant and virtuosic Harpsichord compositions, as displayed in La Pupitre's compilation of his Harpsichord Pieces. Comprising famous works by the composer, including Suite Bagatelle and March of the Scythes, the collection exemplifies the composer's skills on the Harpsichord. Royer's Harpsichord Pieces is essential to the repertoire of aspiring advanced players of the instrument.