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Rameau, Jean Philippe (1683-1764), French composer, produced his first piece at Avignon, where he afterwards became organist. He published in 1722 his Treatise on Harmony, and in 1750 his great work, Demonstration of the Principle of Harmony, appeared, and made him famous. He was called to Paris, and while there composed numerous works for the theatre; some of them being of great excellence.

“Are you dejected? here is comfort. Are you sinful? here is righteousness. Are you led away with present enjoyments? here you have honours, and pleasures, and all in Christ Jesus. You have a right to common pleasures that others have, and besides them you have interest in others that are everlasting, that shall never fail; so that there is nothing that is dejecting and abasing in man, but there is comfort for it in Christ Jesus.”
–Richard Sibbes, Description of Christ