Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


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.

“The meanest and most contemptible person whom we behold is the offspring of heaven, one of the children of the Most High; and, however unworthily he may behave, so long as God hath not passed on him a final sentence, He will have us acknowledge him as one of His; and, as such, to embrace him with a sincere and cordial affection.”
–Henry Scougal, The Life of God in the Soul of Man