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Brossard: Grands Motets / Coin, Accentus, Et Al


Release Date: 09/26/2006 
Label:  Laborie   Catalog #: 2   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Sébastien De Brossard
Performer:  Delphine CollotJean-Paul FouchécourtJérôme CorréasGilles Ragon,   ... 
Conductor:  Christophe Coin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Limoges Baroque EnsembleAccentus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

If you missed this excellently performed program of Sebastien de Brossard's Grands Motets when it was originally released on Astrée in 1997, waste not a moment acquiring this reissue on the recently-formed Laborie label. While primarily recognized as an ecclesiastic, lexicographer, and bibliophile (his many literary accomplishments include compiling the first French music dictionary as well as authoring the celebrated Catalogue des Livres de Musique), Brossard also was an exceptionally gifted composer--a fact that many observers have unfairly downplayed due to his lack of formal training. To compensate, Brossard instead learned nearly everything from years of voraciously collecting and assimilating musical manuals and treatises from Read more throughout Europe, influences that often give his works a fascinating freewheeling edge.

Brossard displays this unique wherewithal throughout these gorgeous motets. Tutti and solo passages often vary widely--such as in the spectacular "Cor mundum..." of the Miserere. At times he'll introduce German and especially Italian stylistic elements, such as the madrigal-like "Oui Seminant" movement of In Convertendo Dominus. The polyphonic splendour of the broadly paced "Momento, Domine, David" movement of the Canticum Eucharisticum rivals the finest similar efforts by Charpentier, Couperin, LaLande, or any of Brossard's better-known contemporaries. These are only a few of many moments that attest to Brossard's rich and varied expertise.


Laborie's sonics are identical to Astrée's--exceptionally clear yet warmly resonant, and ideal for these works. The original texts and translations are also intact, though unfortunately the type is minuscule and the design makes the English and Spanish especially difficult to read. Regardless, this is a must for all French Baroque vocal/choral music fans and is highly recommended.
--John Greene, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1. In convertendo Dominus by Sébastien De Brossard
Performer:  Delphine Collot (Soprano), Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (Countertenor), Jérôme Corréas (Bass),
Gilles Ragon (Tenor), Olivier Lallouette (Baritone), Catherine Padaut (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christophe Coin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Limoges Baroque Ensemble,  Accentus
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Notre-Dame du Bon Secours, Paris, France 
Length: 19 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
2. Miserere mei, Deus by Sébastien De Brossard
Performer:  Catherine Padaut (Soprano), Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (Countertenor), Jérôme Corréas (Bass),
Gilles Ragon (Tenor), Olivier Lallouette (Baritone), Delphine Collot (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christophe Coin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Limoges Baroque Ensemble,  Accentus
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Notre-Dame du Bon Secours, Paris, France 
Length: 16 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
3. Canticum eucharisticum pro pace by Sébastien De Brossard
Performer:  Delphine Collot (Soprano), Catherine Padaut (Soprano), Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (Countertenor),
Jérôme Corréas (Bass), Gilles Ragon (Tenor), Olivier Lallouette (Baritone)
Conductor:  Christophe Coin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Limoges Baroque Ensemble,  Accentus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1698; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Notre-Dame du Bon Secours, Paris, France 
Length: 40 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: Latin 

Sound Samples

In Convertendo Dominus, "Psalm 125": Preludio
In Convertendo Dominus, "Psalm 125": In Convertendo
In Convertendo Dominus, "Psalm 125": Tune repletum
In Convertendo Dominus, "Psalm 125": Tune dicent
In Convertendo Dominus, "Psalm 125": Magnificavit Dominus
In Convertendo Dominus, "Psalm 125": Converte, Domine
In Convertendo Dominus, "Psalm 125": Qui seminant
In Convertendo Dominus, "Psalm 125": Eutes ibant et flebant
In Convertendo Dominus, "Psalm 125": Venientes autem
Miserere a 5, "Psalm 50": Simphonie - Miserere mei, Deus
Miserere a 5, "Psalm 50": Quoniam iniquitatem meam ego cognosco
Miserere a 5, "Psalm 50": Cor mundum crea in me, Deus
Miserere a 5, "Psalm 50": Sacrificium Deo spiritus contribulatus
Canticum eucharisticum pro pace: Sonata ad libitum
Canticum eucharisticum pro pace: Exsurge gloria mea
Canticum eucharisticum pro pace: Dicat nunc Israel
Canticum eucharisticum pro pace: Dextera Domini fecit virtutem
Canticum eucharisticum pro pace: Quomodo facti sunt in desolationem
Canticum eucharisticum pro pace: Audivit Dominus et misertus est
Canticum eucharisticum pro pace: Revertatur unusquisque in domum suam
Canticum eucharisticum pro pace: No levabit gens contra gentem gladium
Canticum eucharisticum pro pace: Memento, Domine, David
Canticum eucharisticum pro pace: Et tu virtus fortitudinis nostrae
Canticum eucharisticum pro pace: Convertimini filii
Canticum eucharisticum pro pace: Respice in eos, Domine

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