De La Guerre's Harpsichord Pieces was composed in 1687. The compilation remains a favourite in the Harpsichord repertoire.
Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre (1665-1729) was born into an important family of musicians in Paris. Comprising four Suites, de La Guerre exemplified in her compositions her own skills on the Harpsichord. Each of the Suites begin with a Prelude, Allemande, two Courantes, Sarabande and a Gigue. The following movements include a Cannaris, Chaconne Gavott and Menuet. Pieces for Harpsichord is essential to the repertoire of aspiring players of the instrument.