It features engraved designs and its ornament has the beauty of basse-taille
It's decorated with a form of enamelling known as 'basse-taille
', where translucent enamel is applied over an engraved metal ground.
Special technical processes included are painted grisaille, champleve, cloisonne, basse-taille
The preface indicates that the vocal forces include five soloists: dessus 1 & 2, haute-contre, taille, and basse-taille
; and a grand choeur "a la francaise": dessus (divisi), hautes-contre, tailles, basses-tailles, and basses.
The brand's highly skilled crafts people specialise in the plique-Ea-jour and basse-taille
techniques often called as 'fire enamelling' and 'air enamelling.' Employing the 'vitrail effect' each piece is handmade from start to finish, and takes up to six to seven weeks to craft.
"The Falize family were largely responsible for the revival of basse-taille
enamelling, where the depth to which the gold engraving is taken will determine the richness of the enamel," I was told.
Most of Rameau's choral writing is in four parts - designated dessus, haute-contre, taille and basse (also called basse-taille) - with all parts but the top sung by male voices.
76: dessus, d' -a"; has dessus, c' -a"; haute-contre, e-c"; taille, c-a'; basse-taille, E-d'; basse, F-e'.
27 Dun pere, a basse-taille active between 1686 and 1736.
The process generally used by David-Andersen is known as basse-taille
. This is where translucent enamel is applied over an engraved, chased or stamped metal ground.
From his explanation of the traditional French vocal disposition used here--dessus, haute-contre, and basse-taille
(in various combinations) throughout--to the concise, yet informative details about the little known brass instrument called the buccin, Macdonald leaves no stone unturned.