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Charpentier: Pastorale de Noel / Dauce, Ensmble Correspondances


Release Date: 11/25/2016 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 902247   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Sébastien Daucé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Correspondances
Number of Discs: 1 
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Each year from 1684 to 1686, Marc-Antoine Charpentier offered a Christmas pastorale to his patron, Marie de Lorraine. After the death of the boy Louis-Joseph, the last male heir of the line, the figure of the Christ-Child occupied a central place in the devotions of the Guise family. The pastorales and antiphons written in this context and recorded here are at the intersection of the sacred and secular genres, of the popular and the learned. They evoke the mystery of birth with a profoundly moving blend of naïveté and gravity. Each year from 1684 to 1686, Marc-Antoine Charpentier offered a Christmas pastorale to his patron, Marie de Lorraine. After the death of the boy Louis-Joseph, the last male heir of the line, the figure of the Christ-Child occupied a central place in the devotions of the Guise family. The pastorales and antiphons written in this context and recorded here are at the intersection of the sacred and secular genres, of the popular and the learned. They evoke the mystery of birth with a profoundly moving blend of naïveté and gravity. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Pastorale sur la naissance de notre Seigneur Jésus Christ, H 483 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Sébastien Daucé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Correspondances
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1683-1685; France 
2.
Salut de la veille des O et les 7 O suivant le Romain, H 36-43 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Sébastien Daucé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Correspondances
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
3.
Pastorale sur la Naissance de Notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ Deuxičme version, H.483a by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Sébastien Daucé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Correspondances
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
4.
Pastorale sur la Naissance de Notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ Troisičme version, H.483b by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Sébastien Daucé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Correspondances
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 

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