Le Caffé

Nicolas Bernier

Editor: Edited by Cedric Lee

cantata for soprano, violin/flute, and continuo

Ref. no Ber 4 (in 'cantatas')           sample page      cover page      To order:     

Le Caffé is taken from the third volume of cantatas, whose texts are by Louis Fuzelier, a writer who became famous as the author of many works for the theatre.

This work shares with J S Bach's 'Coffee cantata' the distinction of being the only such works on the comtemporary craze for coffee.

However, whereas Bach's grumpy old Schlendrian strongly disapproves of coffee, Bernier's singer extols its virtues with passion.