Marin Marais - La Folia
La Folia (arr. Anisimova)
View Preview (PDF opens in a new window or downloads to your device).
La Folia is an ancient Portuguese theme, which was danced to during Carnival processions since as early as 1400s.
As a child, I played the Moffat’s version of La Folia. The present copy is a mix of my favorite variations by Marin Marais, Maurice Gendron, and my own.
La Folia theme is very conducive to improvising. The player is encouraged to add his/her own takes on this inexhaustible subject.