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Campra: Motets Pour Notre-dame De P (Fra)

Ensemble Aquilon
Release Date: 09/15/2009 
Label:  Imports   Catalog #: 933623  
Composer:  André Campra
Conductor:  Sébeastien Mahieuxe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Aquilon
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

André Campra began to compose his serie of petits motets as soon s he arrived in Paris as maitre de chapelle of Notre-Dame Cathedral. These works soon enjoyed great success, and people flocked to Notre-Dame to hear them. Campra's motets are strongly influenced by Italian music in their harmonic refinements, charming accompaniments, and brilliant and contrasted style. They also betray a man of the theatre; the sacred text is genuinely dramatised. Campra takes skilful advantage of the restricted forces of the petit motet: airs, recits, duets, trios and ritornellos follow one another as at the opera! But his eloquence is not devoid of profundity, and his grace can still touch us today. André Campra began to compose his serie of petits motets as soon s he arrived in Paris as maitre de chapelle of Notre-Dame Cathedral. These works soon enjoyed great success, and people flocked to Notre-Dame to hear them. Campra's motets are strongly influenced by Italian music in their harmonic refinements, charming accompaniments, and brilliant and contrasted style. They also betray a man of the theatre; the sacred text is genuinely dramatised. Campra takes skilful advantage of the restricted forces of the petit motet: airs, recits, duets, trios and ritornellos follow one another as at the opera! But his eloquence is not devoid of profundity, and his grace can still touch us today. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Motets (14), Book 1: no 11, Tota pulchra es by André Campra
Conductor:  Sébeastien Mahieuxe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Aquilon
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1695; France 
2. Motets (12), Book 2: no 11, Immensus es domine by André Campra
Conductor:  Sébeastien Mahieuxe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Aquilon
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1699; France 
3. Motets (14), Book 1: In te Domine spes mea by André Campra
Conductor:  Sébeastien Mahieuxe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Aquilon
4. Motets (14), Book 1: Quam dilecta tabernacula tua by André Campra
Conductor:  Sébeastien Mahieuxe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Aquilon
5. Motets (10), Book 5: Ecce panis angelorum by André Campra
Conductor:  Sébeastien Mahieuxe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Aquilon
6. Motets (9), Book 4: Salvum me fac Deus by André Campra
Conductor:  Sébeastien Mahieuxe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Aquilon

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