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Lully: Grand Motets Vol 3 / Hervé Niquet, Concert Spirituel


Release Date: 06/13/2000 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8554399   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jean-Baptiste Lully
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Spirituel
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Grands Motets on this disc (Exaudiat, Notus in Judaea Deus and Benedictus) are scored for five soloists, five-part choir and orchestra. Although averaging only a quarter of an hour in length, they are nevertheless broad in conception. Le Concert Spirituel certainly does not tiptoe around these works but rather throw themselves into their performances with élan.

The three Grands Motets are interspersed with Lully's settings of O dulcissime Domine and Laudate pueri Dominum. The two women's voices in O dulcissime Domine interweave magically over a continuo accompaniment. The highlight, however, is the first motet, Exaudiat te Dominus. The opening is lively and joyous, contrasting with the sad, heart-felt setting of
Read more Domine salvum fac. Le Concert Spirituel bring out the contrasts in the Dormierunt section of Notus in Judaea Deus well, and respond to the grandiose passages in the Benedictus. It is only in this latter piece that the generally crisp and rhythmic articulation flags.

The curious should not hesitate. The recording is in general good, although the harpsichord sounds dull. Full texts and translations are included.

-- Colin Clarke, MusicWeb International
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Works on This Recording

1.
Exaudiat, LWV 77 no 15 by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Spirituel
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1687; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1994 
Venue:  IRCAM, Paris, France 
Length: 15 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
2.
O dulcissime Domine, LWV 77 no 9 by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Spirituel
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1994 
Venue:  IRCAM, Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
3.
Notus in Judea, LWV 77 no 17 by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Spirituel
Period: Baroque 
Written: after 1669; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1994 
Venue:  IRCAM, Paris, France 
Length: 11 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
4.
Laudate pueri Dominum, LWV 77 no 7 by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Spirituel
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1686; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1994 
Venue:  IRCAM, Paris, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
5.
Benedictus, LWV 64 no 2 by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Spirituel
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1684; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1994 
Venue:  IRCAM, Paris, France 
Length: 18 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Latin 

Sound Samples

Exaudiat te Dominus (Psalm 19): Exaudiat te Dominus
Exaudiat te Dominus (Psalm 19): Tribuat tibi
Exaudiat te Dominus (Psalm 19): Exaudiet illum de caelo
Exaudiat te Dominus (Psalm 19): Domine salvum
Exaudiat te Dominus (Psalm 19): Gloria
O dulcissime Domine
Notus in Judaea Deus (Psalm 75): Notus in Judea Deus
Notus in Judaea Deus (Psalm 75): Dormierunt
Notus in Judaea Deus (Psalm 75): Cum exsurgiet
Laudate pueri Dominum (Psalm 112)
Benedictus
Benedictus: Saluten ex inimicis
Benedictus: Jusjurandum
Benedictus: Ut sine nomine
Benedictus: In sanctitate
Benedictus: Ad dandam
Benedictus: Per viscera

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