(The Mysterious Barricades) was composed in 1717 for the harpsichord by François Couperin. It is the fifth piece in his "Ordre 6ème de clavecin" in B-flat major from his second book of collected harpsichord pieces (Pièces de Clavecin). It is emblematic of the style brisé characteristic of French Baroque keyboard music.
Scottish Classical Guitarist Matthew McAllister performing The Mysterious Barricades by François Couperin during the Lake of Mentieth recording sessions in December 2013. The guitar is by Michael Ritchie and the strings are D'Addario low tension.