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Grand Motets: Gretry, Gossec, Giroust

Jean-claude Malgoire; Kareen Durand; Cyril Auvity;
Release Date: 06/06/2006 
Label:  K 617   Catalog #: 617181   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  François Joseph GossecFrançois GiroustAndré-Ernest-Mode Grétry
Conductor:  Jean-Claude Malgoire
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Namur Chamber ChoirLes Agrémens
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

While we are now well acquainted with the key religious compositions which marked the apogee of sacred music in the age of Louis XIV, those written for Mass celebrations under Louis XVI still await rediscovery. Yet at this time the grand motet genre was still sparkling with invention, served as it was by such gifted composers as Gossec, Grétry, and François Giroust, the last 'maître de musique' at the Chapel Royal. While we are now well acquainted with the key religious compositions which marked the apogee of sacred music in the age of Louis XIV, those written for Mass celebrations under Louis XVI still await rediscovery. Yet at this time the grand motet genre was still sparkling with invention, served as it was by such gifted composers as Gossec, Grétry, and François Giroust, the last 'maître de musique' at the Chapel Royal. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Terribilis est by François Joseph Gossec
Conductor:  Jean-Claude Malgoire
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Namur Chamber Choir,  Les Agrémens
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 20 Secs. 
2.
Benedic anima mea, motet by François Giroust
Conductor:  Jean-Claude Malgoire
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Namur Chamber Choir,  Les Agrémens
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
3.
Confitebor, motet for 4 voices by André-Ernest-Mode Grétry
Written: 1762 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 

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