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Splendeurs de Versailles

Charpentier / Skip Sempe
Release Date: 10/28/2016 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 260   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Jean-Baptiste LullyJean-Henri D'AnglebertMichel LambertJacques Chambonnieres,   ... 
Performer:  Céline FrischBenoît ArnouldJeffrey [Countertenor Vocal] ThompsonCyril Auvity,   ... 
Conductor:  Skip SempéVincent DumestreFrédéric DesenclosSébastien Daucé,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capriccio StravaganteLe Poème HarmoniqueCafé Zimmermann,   ... 
Number of Discs: 10 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 10 Hours 45 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

I enjoy the music of the French Baroque and thus have many recordings and books related to it. I have in the past given a talk on the subject at the local recorded music society featuring the majority of the composers presented in this box set as well as many of the pieces. I would say that this box, which is made up from both the Alpha and Zig-Zag Territoires back catalogues, would make an ideal starting point for anyone wishing to investigate this interesting and varied period of musical development.

As with all sets like this, there are both hits and misses, and I would like to start with the latter first. It is a great shame that the most famous work here, Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Te Deum, which was recorded in the
Read more Chapelle Royale du Chateau de Versailles, suffers from an over-reverberant acoustic. This makes for a lack of clarity and this is not helped by the choice of tempo. The famous opening Prelude, well known as the fanfare to Eurovision, sounds rushed, whilst other sections are stilted. This is my fifth recording of this work, and whilst there is no doubt that it is exciting, it can sound a little like martial music at times. It can’t compare with my favourite recording conducted by Ivor Bolton on Teldec (0630-12465-2) which is exciting and which has a clarity that lets the music shine through. The accompanying piece, Lully’s Te Deum, fares little better. The other recording to use the venue - Louis-Nicolas Clérambault’s wonderful Miserere and François Couperin’s Leçons de Ténèbres - comes off a little better. Perhaps this is because smaller forces are used but there are still times when the echo of the previous word can still be heard as the singers start the next. This does make for quite an atmospheric recording though, giving it a real sense of being at a live concert.

The first disc in the set could be said to be an ideal introduction to the set and to the French Baroque in general. With no fewer than nine composers and a varied array of musical styles and genres on display, one could not wish for more. It brings to mind the soundtrack of Tous les Matins du Monde (AVSA 9821) in its variety. This makes for a worthy opener with a performance and interpretation to match - a real winner.

The second disc offers the listener the only music in the set by Estienne Moulinié, a native of Languedoc. He gained a position as court musician and composer to Gaston Duc d’Orléans, the younger brother of the king, Louis XIII. The only music I knew by him was on a Harmonia Mundi disc entitled Meslange pourla Chapelle de Gaston d’Orléans (HMC902194) which I have enjoyed. His music reflects the changing character of French music in the seventeenth century, but also from further afield, especially Spain. This Spanish influence can clearly be heard in his l’Humaine Comédie a collection of lute songs and ballet music in which the influence of Italianate styles can also be found. This is one of my favourite discs in the whole set and certainly one of the most played discs.

Disc three offers the listener a collection of Airs by Lully, which in this case takes the form of a splendid collection of eleven orchestral excerpts from his stage works including Cadmus, Phaeton and Armide. These are brilliantly performed by Café Zimmermann. Their panache makes me wish that Lully, arguably the most important musical figure of the day in France was represented more extensively in this set. Their performance shows the great breadth of musical styles of which Lully was capable, not only the Italianate aspect of the country of his birth, but also the prevalent style in his adoptive country. The final five tracks are, by total contrast, fugues for organ by Lully’s almost exact contemporary Jean-Henry D’Anglebert. He was regarded as one of the most foremost composers of keyboard music of the day. A native of Bar-le-Duc in Lorraine, his music shows the influence of Jacques Champion de Chambonnières, who is thought to have been his teacher, and also of Louis Couperin, the first real notable member of this illustrious musical family. The fugues are energetic in nature and are superbly played by Café Zimmermann’s keyboardist Céline Frisch. D’Anglebert and Frisch are reunited on disc nine which is devoted to the composer’s works for harpsichord. The disc presents not only two of his harpsichord suites, those in G Major and minor, but also a selection of his arrangements and paraphrases of Lully’s theatre music. This is a thoughtful and well considered performance, making for a very attractive and well filled disc, especially as the various influences upon the development of D’Anglebert’s music can be mapped.

The remaining four discs of this set are devoted to the music of Marc-Antoine Charpentier, a composer that I have read up. There are a great many discs of his music, showing that there is a lot more to this composer than the famous prelude to the Eurovision song contest. Discs five and six give us a collection of motets and psalms, many composed for the future Louis XIV, and expand on the standard set by his wonderful Te Deum. In some ways disc seven is the most interesting of the four discs, entitled Tristes Déserts. Here we have a CD devoted to his songs and stage music. Non, non, je ne l’aime plus and the Les Stances du Cid shine but it is the Epitaphium Carpentarii. That made the biggest impression on me. At over sixteen minutes long, this piece, which is new to me, with its two voices combined with lute and organ makes a fitting memorial work. The disc concludes with six excerpts from his setting of the Orpheus legend, Orphée Descendant aux Enfers, a wonderful work that I only came to know in recent years. This leaves disc eight, which after a selection of instrumental and orchestral music gives us Sancti Dei per fidem or Pour plusieurs martyrs, a marvellous motet for solo bass in which Stephan MacLeod puts in an exceptional performance. This is followed by more orchestral pieces before the final three offerings on this disc. His Première Leçons de Ténèbres was composed for solo voice and ensemble. Here MacLeod once again shines, bringing out all the emotions of the Easter mysteries. The beauty of the singing and ensemble work make it a must for all fans of Marc-Antoine Charpentier; this set is almost worth it for this disc alone.

Even taking into account the reverberant acoustic of the Chapelle Royale du Chateau de Versailles, which does spoil the music a little, this set is well worth the modest investment. It offers a varied programme of wonderful music presented by performers who have obviously invested a lot of themselves in their interpretations. The essay is brief being a truncated version of the original booklet notes by the likes of Catherine Cessac, a world authority on Marc-Antoine Charpentier. The result remains an ideal introduction to the world of the French baroque, an area which is often overlooked by listeners and even by devotees of the baroque style. Sung texts and translations are available on the Alpha website.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Psyché: Ouverture (Prologue) by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Conductor:  Skip Sempé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capriccio Stravagante
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1678; France 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  L'Eglise Notre-Dame du Liban, Paris, Fra 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
2.
Pièces de clavecin: Suite no 2 in G minor - Prelude by Jean-Henri D'Anglebert
Conductor:  Skip Sempé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capriccio Stravagante
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  L'Eglise Notre-Dame du Liban, Paris, Fra 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
3.
Vos mespris chaque jour by Michel Lambert
Conductor:  Skip Sempé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capriccio Stravagante
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  L'Eglise Notre-Dame du Liban, Paris, Fra 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
4.
Sarabande for harpsichord in G major by Jacques Chambonnieres
Conductor:  Skip Sempé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capriccio Stravagante
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  L'Eglise Notre-Dame du Liban, Paris, Fra 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
5.
Le bourgeois gentilhomme: Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Conductor:  Skip Sempé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capriccio Stravagante
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  L'Eglise Notre-Dame du Liban, Paris, Fra 
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 
6.
Pièces de clavecin: Suite no 1 in G major - Prelude by Jean-Henri D'Anglebert
Conductor:  Skip Sempé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capriccio Stravagante
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  L'Eglise Notre-Dame du Liban, Paris, Fra 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
7.
Ombre de mon amant by Michel Lambert
Conductor:  Skip Sempé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capriccio Stravagante
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; France 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  L'Eglise Notre-Dame du Liban, Paris, Fra 
Length: 5 Minutes 37 Secs. 
8.
Passacaille d'Armide de Lully by Jean-Henri D'Anglebert
Performer:  Céline Frisch (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 07/2004 
Venue:  Cathédrale de Maguelone, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
9.
Gigue for 2 harpsichords in G major (from "Pièces de Clavessin") by Gaspard Le Roux
Conductor:  Skip Sempé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capriccio Stravagante
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  L'Eglise Notre-Dame du Liban, Paris, Fra 
Length: 1 Minutes 0 Secs. 
10.
Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme: Marche pour la Cérémonie des Turcs (Reprise) by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Conductor:  Skip Sempé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capriccio Stravagante
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  L'Eglise Notre-Dame du Liban, Paris, Fra 
Length: 1 Minutes 30 Secs. 
11.
L'Europe Galante: Sommeil by André Campra
Conductor:  Skip Sempé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capriccio Stravagante
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1697; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  L'Eglise Notre-Dame du Liban, Paris, Fra 
Length: 5 Minutes 40 Secs. 
12.
Prélude for harpsichord in C major (Pièces de clavecin, No. 9) by Louis Couperin
Conductor:  Skip Sempé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capriccio Stravagante
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  L'Eglise Notre-Dame du Liban, Paris, Fra 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
13.
Passacaille for harpsichord in C major (Pièces de clavecin, No. 27) by Louis Couperin
Conductor:  Skip Sempé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capriccio Stravagante
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  L'Eglise Notre-Dame du Liban, Paris, Fra 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
14.
Paschalia (Courante) le Printemps, for harpsichord in A minor, G. 62 by Jacques Chambonnieres
Conductor:  Skip Sempé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capriccio Stravagante
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  L'Eglise Notre-Dame du Liban, Paris, Fra 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
15.
L'Europe Galante: Mes Yeux by André Campra
Conductor:  Skip Sempé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capriccio Stravagante
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1697; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  L'Eglise Notre-Dame du Liban, Paris, Fra 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
16.
Pièces de clavecin, Book 2: Ordre 9 in A major/A minor - Allemande by François Couperin
Conductor:  Skip Sempé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capriccio Stravagante
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  L'Eglise Notre-Dame du Liban, Paris, Fra 
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
17.
Les Voix Humaines, for viola da gamba & continuo in D major (Pièces de viole, Book II, No. 63) by Marin Marais
Conductor:  Skip Sempé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capriccio Stravagante
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  L'Eglise Notre-Dame du Liban, Paris, Fra 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
18.
Pièces de clavecin: Suite no 3 in D minor - Prelude by Jean-Henri D'Anglebert
Conductor:  Skip Sempé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capriccio Stravagante
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  L'Eglise Notre-Dame du Liban, Paris, Fra 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
19.
Sarabande, for 2 violas da gamba & continuo in D minor (Pièces de viole, Book I, No. 69) by Marin Marais
Conductor:  Skip Sempé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capriccio Stravagante
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  L'Eglise Notre-Dame du Liban, Paris, Fra 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
20.
Le bourgeois gentilhomme: Quels spectacles charmants by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Conductor:  Skip Sempé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capriccio Stravagante
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  L'Eglise Notre-Dame du Liban, Paris, Fra 
Length: 1 Minutes 16 Secs. 
21.
Amadis: Chaconne by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Conductor:  Skip Sempé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capriccio Stravagante
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  L'Eglise Notre-Dame du Liban, Paris, Fra 
Length: 6 Minutes 43 Secs. 
22.
Consert des différents oiseaux ("Il sort de nos corps emplumez") by Etienne Moulinie
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 09/1999/11/1999 
Venue:  Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame de Bon 
Length: 9 Minutes 41 Secs. 
23.
Rompez les charmes du sommeil by Etienne Moulinie
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 09/1999/11/1999 
Venue:  Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame de Bon 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
24.
Fantasies (3) à 4 Violes: no 1 by Etienne Moulinie
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 09/1999/11/1999 
Venue:  Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame de Bon 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
25.
Le mariage de Pierre de Provence avec la belle Maguelonne: Espagnol, je te supplie by Etienne Moulinie
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1999/11/1999 
Venue:  Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame de Bon 
Length: 5 Minutes 11 Secs. 
26.
Ojos si quereis vivir by Etienne Moulinie
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 09/1999/11/1999 
Venue:  Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame de Bon 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
27.
Airs de cour Book 3: Por la verde orilla del claro Tormes by Etienne Moulinie
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1629; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1999/11/1999 
Venue:  Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame de Bon 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
28.
Airs de cour Book 3: L'auzel ques sul bouyssou by Etienne Moulinie
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1629; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1999/11/1999 
Venue:  Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame de Bon 
Length: 5 Minutes 36 Secs. 
29.
Airs de cour Book 3: Non ha sotto il ciel by Etienne Moulinie
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1629; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1999/11/1999 
Venue:  Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame de Bon 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
30.
Airs de cour Book 3: Seguir non più voglio la bella tiranna by Etienne Moulinie
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1629; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1999/11/1999 
Venue:  Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame de Bon 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
31.
Tout se peint de verdure by Etienne Moulinie
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 09/1999/11/1999 
Venue:  Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame de Bon 
Length: 6 Minutes 14 Secs. 
32.
Mariage de Pierre de Provence avec la belle Maguelonne, burlesque ballet by Etienne Moulinie
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1638 
Date of Recording: 09/1999/11/1999 
Venue:  Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame de Bon 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
33.
Air du Juif errant "Salamalec O Rocoha" by Etienne Moulinie
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 09/1999/11/1999 
Venue:  Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame de Bon 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
34.
Jalouse envie tirez-vous d'icy by Etienne Moulinie
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 09/1999/11/1999 
Venue:  Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame de Bon 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
35.
Amis enivrons nous by Etienne Moulinie
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1999/11/1999 
Venue:  Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame de Bon 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
36.
Le sort me fait souffrir by Etienne Moulinie
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 09/1999/11/1999 
Venue:  Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame de Bon 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
37.
Cadmus: Ouverture by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Céline Frisch (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 11/2004 
Venue:  Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame de Bon 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
38.
Roland: Ritournelle des Fées by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Céline Frisch (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 11/2004 
Venue:  Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame de Bon 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
39.
Phaëton: Petit Air pour les mesmes by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Céline Frisch (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 11/2004 
Venue:  Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame de Bon 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
40.
Armide, opera, LWV 71 by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Céline Frisch (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 11/2004 
Venue:  Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame de Bon 
Length: 9 Minutes 15 Secs. 
41.
Phaëton: Chaconne by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Céline Frisch (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 11/2004 
Venue:  Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame de Bon 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
42.
Le Carnaval, Mascarade: Ouverture by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Céline Frisch (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 11/2004 
Venue:  Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame de Bon 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
43.
Atys: Les Songes Agréables by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Céline Frisch (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 11/2004 
Venue:  Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame de Bon 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
44.
La Naissance De Vénus: Sarabande Dieux Des Enfers by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Céline Frisch (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 11/2004 
Venue:  Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame de Bon 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
45.
Triomphe de l'Amour: Air d'Apollon by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Céline Frisch (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 11/2004 
Venue:  Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame de Bon 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
46.
Pièces d'orgue: Fugue grave by Jean-Henri D'Anglebert
Performer:  Céline Frisch (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1689; France 
Date of Recording: 11/2004 
Venue:  Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame de Bon 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
47.
Troisieme Fugue sur le Même Sujet, for organ by Jean-Henri D'Anglebert
Performer:  Céline Frisch (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 11/2004 
Venue:  Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame de Bon 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
48.
Quatrieme Fugue sur le Même Sujet, for organ by Jean-Henri D'Anglebert
Performer:  Céline Frisch (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 11/2004 
Venue:  Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame de Bon 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
49.
Cinquieme Fugue sur le Même Sujet, for organ by Jean-Henri D'Anglebert
Performer:  Céline Frisch (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 11/2004 
Venue:  Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame de Bon 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
50.
Te Deum in D major, H 146 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Benoît Arnould (), Jeffrey [Countertenor Vocal] Thompson (Voice)
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa ?1690; France 
Date of Recording: 03/25/2013 
Venue:  Chapelle Royale du Château de Versailles 
Length: 19 Minutes 49 Secs. 
51.
Te Deum, LWV 55 by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Jeffrey [Countertenor Vocal] Thompson (Voice), Benoît Arnould ()
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1677; France 
Date of Recording: 03/25/2013 
Venue:  Chapelle Royale du Château de Versailles 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
52.
Deus judicium tuum regi da, motet for 3 voices, instruments & continuo, H. 166 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Frédéric Desenclos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Pierre Robert
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1677; France 
Date of Recording: 09/2007 
Venue:  Tongres, Belgium 
Length: 8 Minutes 10 Secs. 
53.
Fugue sur les anches, for organ by Louis Marchand
Conductor:  Frédéric Desenclos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Pierre Robert
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 09/2007 
Venue:  Tongres, Belgium 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
54.
Sola vivebat in antris, motet for 2 voices, 2 flutes & continuo, H. 373 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Frédéric Desenclos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Pierre Robert
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1685; France 
Date of Recording: 09/2007 
Venue:  Tongres, Belgium 
Length: 7 Minutes 21 Secs. 
55.
Pièces d'orgue, Premier livre: Fond D'Orgue by Louis Marchand
Conductor:  Frédéric Desenclos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Pierre Robert
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 09/2007 
Venue:  Tongres, Belgium 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
56.
Supplicatio pro defunctis, H 328 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Sébastien Daucé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Correspondances
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1681-1682; France 
Length: 11 Minutes 33 Secs. 
57.
Pièces d'orgue, Premier livre: Tierce En Taille by Louis Marchand
Conductor:  Frédéric Desenclos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Pierre Robert
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 09/2007 
Venue:  Tongres, Belgium 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
58.
Quemadmodum desiderat cervus, H 174 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Frédéric Desenclos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Pierre Robert
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1679-1680; France 
Date of Recording: 09/2007 
Venue:  Tongres, Belgium 
Length: 13 Minutes 5 Secs. 
59.
O salutaris hostia, motet for bass, 2 treble instruments & continuo, H. 248 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Frédéric Desenclos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Pierre Robert
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1679-1680; France 
Date of Recording: 09/2007 
Venue:  Tongres, Belgium 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
60.
Pièces d'orgue, Premier livre: Fugue by Louis Marchand
Conductor:  Frédéric Desenclos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Pierre Robert
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 09/2007 
Venue:  Tongres, Belgium 
Length: 1 Minutes 41 Secs. 
61.
Gratiarum actiones ex sacris codicibus excerptae pro restituta serenissimi Galliarum delphini salute by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Frédéric Desenclos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Pierre Robert
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1680; France 
Date of Recording: 09/2007 
Venue:  Tongres, Belgium 
Length: 15 Minutes 43 Secs. 
62.
Prélude pour ce qu'on voudra, for strings, H. 521 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Sébastien Daucé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Correspondances
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1679 
Length: 1 Minutes 20 Secs. 
63.
In odorem unguentorum, motet for high soprano, 2 flutes & continuo, H. 51 (Antiennes pour le vêpres) by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Sébastien Daucé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Correspondances
Period: Baroque 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
64.
Beati omnes qui timent Dominum, motet for 3 voices, 2 treble instruments & continuo, H. 178 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Sébastien Daucé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Correspondances
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1681 
Length: 7 Minutes 31 Secs. 
65.
O sacramentum pietatis, motet for mezzo-soprano, 2 flutes, 2 violins & continuo, H. 274 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Sébastien Daucé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Correspondances
Period: Baroque 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
66.
Pie Jesu, motet for 3 voices, 2 treble instruments & continuo, H. 427 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Sébastien Daucé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Correspondances
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1674-1676 
Length: 4 Minutes 40 Secs. 
67.
Super flumina Babylonis, H 170 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Sébastien Daucé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Correspondances
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1670s; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 49 Secs. 
68.
Sonata for 2 violins, cello obligato & organ, No 1 in B flat major by E. Jacquet de La Guerre
Conductor:  Sébastien Daucé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Correspondances
Period: Baroque 
Length: 8 Minutes 5 Secs. 
69.
Gratiarum actiones pro restituta regis christistianissimi sanitate anno 1686, H 341 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Sébastien Daucé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Correspondances
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1686; France 
Length: 8 Minutes 6 Secs. 
70.
Magdalena lugens, H 343 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Sébastien Daucé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Correspondances
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1686-1687; France 
Length: 9 Minutes 40 Secs. 
71.
Tristes deserts, H 469 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Cyril Auvity (Voice), Edwin Crossley-Mercer (Voice)
Conductor:  Gérard Lesne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seminario Musicale
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 10/2006 
Venue:  L'Abbaye de Saint Michel-en-Thierache, F 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
72.
Sans frayeur dans ce bois, H 467 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Cyril Auvity (Voice), Edwin Crossley-Mercer (Voice)
Conductor:  Gérard Lesne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seminario Musicale
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1680; France 
Date of Recording: 10/2006 
Venue:  L'Abbaye de Saint Michel-en-Thierache, F 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
73.
Non, non je ne l'aime plus, H 455 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Cyril Auvity (Voice), Edwin Crossley-Mercer (Voice)
Conductor:  Gérard Lesne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seminario Musicale
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 10/2006 
Venue:  L'Abbaye de Saint Michel-en-Thierache, F 
Length: 4 Minutes 55 Secs. 
74.
Amour vous avez beau redoubler, H 445 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Cyril Auvity (Voice), Edwin Crossley-Mercer (Voice)
Conductor:  Gérard Lesne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seminario Musicale
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 10/2006 
Venue:  L'Abbaye de Saint Michel-en-Thierache, F 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
75.
Rendez-moi mes plaisirs, air for alto (or countertenor) & continuo, H. 463 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Cyril Auvity (Voice), Edwin Crossley-Mercer (Voice)
Conductor:  Gérard Lesne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seminario Musicale
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 10/2006 
Venue:  L'Abbaye de Saint Michel-en-Thierache, F 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
76.
Oiseaux de ces bocages, H 456 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Cyril Auvity (Voice), Edwin Crossley-Mercer (Voice)
Conductor:  Gérard Lesne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seminario Musicale
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 10/2006 
Venue:  L'Abbaye de Saint Michel-en-Thierache, F 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
77.
Quoi, je ne verrai plus, H 461 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Cyril Auvity (Voice), Edwin Crossley-Mercer (Voice)
Conductor:  Gérard Lesne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seminario Musicale
Period: Baroque 
Written: Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 10/2006 
Venue:  L'Abbaye de Saint Michel-en-Thierache, F 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
78.
Epitaphium Carpentarij, H 474 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Cyril Auvity (Voice), Edwin Crossley-Mercer (Voice)
Conductor:  Gérard Lesne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seminario Musicale
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 10/2006 
Venue:  L'Abbaye de Saint Michel-en-Thierache, F 
Length: 16 Minutes 20 Secs. 
79.
Airs on stanzas from Le Cid, for alto (or countertenor) & continuo, H. 457-59 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Cyril Auvity (Voice), Edwin Crossley-Mercer (Voice)
Conductor:  Gérard Lesne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seminario Musicale
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1681; France 
Date of Recording: 10/2006 
Venue:  L'Abbaye de Saint Michel-en-Thierache, F 
Length: 6 Minutes 25 Secs. 
80.
Celle qui fait tout mon tourment, H 450 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Cyril Auvity (Voice), Edwin Crossley-Mercer (Voice)
Conductor:  Gérard Lesne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seminario Musicale
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; France 
Date of Recording: 10/2006 
Venue:  L'Abbaye de Saint Michel-en-Thierache, F 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
81.
Auprès du feu l'on fait l'amour, H 446 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Cyril Auvity (Voice), Edwin Crossley-Mercer (Voice)
Conductor:  Gérard Lesne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seminario Musicale
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 10/2006 
Venue:  L'Abbaye de Saint Michel-en-Thierache, F 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
82.
Veux-tu, compère Grégoire, air for 3 voices, H. 470 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Cyril Auvity (Voice), Edwin Crossley-Mercer (Voice)
Conductor:  Gérard Lesne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seminario Musicale
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 10/2006 
Venue:  L'Abbaye de Saint Michel-en-Thierache, F 
Length: 0 Minutes 56 Secs. 
83.
Beaux petits yeux d'écarlate, air for 3 voices & continuo, H. 448 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Cyril Auvity (Voice), Edwin Crossley-Mercer (Voice)
Conductor:  Gérard Lesne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seminario Musicale
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 10/2006 
Venue:  L'Abbaye de Saint Michel-en-Thierache, F 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
84.
Ruisseau qui nourris dans ce bois, H 466 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Edwin Crossley-Mercer (Voice), Cyril Auvity (Voice)
Conductor:  Gérard Lesne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seminario Musicale
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 10/2006 
Venue:  L'Abbaye de Saint Michel-en-Thierache, F 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
85.
Orphée descendant aux enfers, cantata for 3 voices, instruments & continuo, H. 471 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Edwin Crossley-Mercer (Voice), Cyril Auvity (Voice)
Conductor:  Gérard Lesne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seminario Musicale
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1683-1684 
Date of Recording: 10/2006 
Venue:  L'Abbaye de Saint Michel-en-Thierache, F 
Length: 19 Minutes 1 Secs. 
86.
Offerte, H 514 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Stephan MacLeod (Voice)
Conductor:  Alexis Kossenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arte Dei Suonatori
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa ?1671; France 
Venue:  Monastère Opactwo Cystersów, Poland 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
87.
Antienne pour les violons, flûtes et hautbois, for 2 flutes, oboe, strings & continuo, H. 532 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Stephan MacLeod (Voice)
Conductor:  Alexis Kossenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arte Dei Suonatori
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1691 
Venue:  Monastère Opactwo Cystersów, Poland 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
88.
Symphonie en g ré sol bmol, for 2 flutes (or violins) & continuo, H. 529 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Stephan MacLeod (Voice)
Conductor:  Alexis Kossenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arte Dei Suonatori
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1690-1691 
Venue:  Monastère Opactwo Cystersów, Poland 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
89.
Ouverture pour le sacre d'un évêque, H 536 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Stephan MacLeod (Voice)
Conductor:  Alexis Kossenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arte Dei Suonatori
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1695 
Venue:  Monastère Opactwo Cystersów, Poland 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
90.
Après Confitebor, for 2 flutes, strings & continuo, H. 516 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Stephan MacLeod (Voice)
Conductor:  Alexis Kossenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arte Dei Suonatori
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1675 
Venue:  Monastère Opactwo Cystersów, Poland 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
91.
Motet a voix seule, H 361 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Stephan MacLeod (Voice)
Conductor:  Alexis Kossenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arte Dei Suonatori
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Monastère Opactwo Cystersów, Poland 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
92.
Pour un reposoir: Ouverture dès que la procession paraît, H 523 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Stephan MacLeod (Voice)
Conductor:  Alexis Kossenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arte Dei Suonatori
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1682-1683; France 
Venue:  Monastère Opactwo Cystersów, Poland 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
93.
Ouverture pour le sacre d'un évêque, for 2 flutes, oboe, strings & continuo, H. 537 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Stephan MacLeod (Voice)
Conductor:  Alexis Kossenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arte Dei Suonatori
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1695 
Venue:  Monastère Opactwo Cystersów, Poland 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
94.
Offerte non encore exécutée, for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, strings & bassoon, H. 522 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Stephan MacLeod (Voice)
Conductor:  Alexis Kossenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arte Dei Suonatori
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1679 
Venue:  Monastère Opactwo Cystersów, Poland 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
95.
Ouverture pour l'eglise, H 524 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Stephan MacLeod (Voice)
Conductor:  Alexis Kossenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arte Dei Suonatori
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1683; France 
Venue:  Monastère Opactwo Cystersów, Poland 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
96.
Antienne, H 526 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Stephan MacLeod (Voice)
Conductor:  Alexis Kossenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arte Dei Suonatori
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?late 1680s; France 
Venue:  Monastère Opactwo Cystersów, Poland 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
97.
Première leçon de ténèbres du mercredi saint, motet for baritone, instruments & continuo, H. 120 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Stephan MacLeod (Voice)
Conductor:  Alexis Kossenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arte Dei Suonatori
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1690 
Venue:  Monastère Opactwo Cystersów, Poland 
Length: 11 Minutes 43 Secs. 
98.
Première leçon de ténèbres du mercredi saint, motet for bass, instrument & continuo, H. 121 (Leçons by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Stephan MacLeod (Voice)
Conductor:  Alexis Kossenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arte Dei Suonatori
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1690 
Venue:  Monastère Opactwo Cystersów, Poland 
Length: 11 Minutes 46 Secs. 
99.
Première leçon de ténèbres du vendredi saint, motet for bass, instruments & continuo, H. 122 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Stephan MacLeod (Voice)
Conductor:  Alexis Kossenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arte Dei Suonatori
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1690 
Venue:  Monastère Opactwo Cystersów, Poland 
Length: 11 Minutes 14 Secs. 
100.
Pièces de clavecin: Suite no 1 in G major by Jean-Henri D'Anglebert
Performer:  Céline Frisch (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 07/2004 
Venue:  Cathédrale de Maguelone, France 
Length: 13 Minutes 7 Secs. 
101.
Overture de Cadmus, for harpsichord in G major (transcribed from Lully) (Pièces de Claveçin) by Jean-Henri D'Anglebert
Performer:  Céline Frisch (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 07/2004 
Venue:  Cathédrale de Maguelone, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
102.
Ritournelle des Fees, for harpsichord in G major (transcribed from Lully's "Roland") (Pièces de Clav by Jean-Henri D'Anglebert
Performer:  Céline Frisch (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 07/2004 
Venue:  Cathédrale de Maguelone, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
103.
Pièces de clavecin: Suite no 2 in G minor by Jean-Henri D'Anglebert
Performer:  Céline Frisch (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1689; France 
Date of Recording: 07/2004 
Venue:  Cathédrale de Maguelone, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
104.
Ouverture de la Mascarade, for harpsichord in G minor (transcribed from Lully's "Le Carnaval") (Pièc by Jean-Henri D'Anglebert
Performer:  Céline Frisch (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 07/2004 
Venue:  Cathédrale de Maguelone, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
105.
Les Sourdines d'Armide, for harpsichord in G minor (transcribed from Lully) (Pièces de Claveçin) by Jean-Henri D'Anglebert
Performer:  Céline Frisch (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 07/2004 
Venue:  Cathédrale de Maguelone, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
106.
Les Songes agréables, for harpsichord in G minor (transcribed from Lully, from "Atys") (Pièces de Cl by Jean-Henri D'Anglebert
Performer:  Céline Frisch (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 07/2004 
Venue:  Cathédrale de Maguelone, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
107.
Air d'Apollon, for harpsichord in G minor (transcribed Lully's "Le Triomphe de l'Amour") (Pièces de by Jean-Henri D'Anglebert
Performer:  Céline Frisch (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 07/2004 
Venue:  Cathédrale de Maguelone, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
108.
Miserere by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Venue:  Chapelle Royale du Château de Versailles 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
109.
Leçons de tenébres by François Couperin
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713-1717; Paris, France 
Venue:  Chapelle Royale du Château de Versailles 
Length: 33 Minutes 52 Secs. 
110.
Seconde Fugue sur le Même Sujet, for organ by Jean-Henri D'Anglebert
Performer:  Céline Frisch (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 11/2004 
Venue:  Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame de Bon 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 

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