Jean Gilles

Biography

Born: January 8, 1668   Died: February 5, 1705   Country: France   Period: Baroque
Poitevin was his teacher at Cathedral of St Sauveur at Aix-en-Provence. (Poitevin also taught Campra and Blanchard.) Gilles succeeded Poitevin as the master of music at Aix-en-Provence and later appointed as the master of music at the Cathedral of St Etienne at Toulouse. In 1701 (because his fame had spread) he was offered the choral direction at Notre Dames des Doms, Avignon. The position was temporarily filled by Rameau but Gilles never vacated Read more his position at Toulouse. The "Messe de Morts," whihc was performed for the funerals of both Louis XV and Rameau, begins in the key of F-dur through the Kyrie, and the remainder is set in G-mol. This structure follows the tradition of the Gregorian modal form. Gilles compositions were described in terms of deep orchestral pathos combined with fugues worked with care. Like Lalande, Gilles' orchestras were not contingent upon the chorus which may also be an indication of Lalande's influence. Gilles superbly blended polyphony with homophony, the latter being employed for emphasis. Read less
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  • 1.
    Rameau's Funeral, Paris 27. Ix. 1764: Jean Gilles - Messe Des Morts
    Label: Paradizo   Catalog: 13 Release Date: 11/11/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jean Gilles
    Performer:  Juan [Tenor Vocal] Sancho,  Lisandro Abadie
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capriccio Stravagante Les 24 Violons
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    Gilles: Requiem / Herreweghe, Mellon, Crook, Chapelle Royale
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 501341 Release Date: 07/08/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jean Gilles
    Performer:  Agnès Mellon,  Howard Crook,  Hervé Lamy,  Peter Kooy
    Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Chapelle Royale Paris
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    Court Of The Sun King - The Glory Of The French Baroque
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 675239 Release Date: 07/26/2011   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Marc-Antoine Charpentier,  Jean-Baptiste Lully,  Nicolas Bernier,  Louis Marchand  ... 
    Performer:  Marie-Claire Alain,  Maurice André,  Georges Abdoun,  Martha Angelici  ... 
    Conductor:  Louis Martini,  Jean-François Paillard,  Louis Devos,  Louis Frémaux  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paillard Chamber Orchestra,  Chorale des Jeunesses Musicales de France,  A Coeur Joie Vocal Ensemble  ... 
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    Lamentations - Holy Week In Provence / Cohen, Boston Camerata
    Label: Apex   Catalog: 4601512 Release Date: 07/26/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Guillaume Bouzignac,  Jean Gilles,  Pierre Godolin,  Carpentras
    Performer:  Christopher Kale,  William Hite,  Anne Azéma,  Daniel McCabe  ... 
    Conductor:  Joel Cohen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Camerata,  Schola Cantorum Boston
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    Jean Gilles: Lamentations
    Label: Ligia   Catalog: 202212 Release Date: 07/13/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jean Gilles
    Performer:  Bruno [Tenor Vocals] Boterf,  Alain Buet
    Conductor:  Jean-Marc Andrieu
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    Jean Gilles: Messe Des Morts / Philippe Herreweghe, Et Al
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 93890 Release Date: 07/13/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jean Gilles
    Performer:  Peter Kooy,  Anne Marie Rodde,  Jean Nirouët,  Martyn Hill  ... 
    Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne,  Ghent Collegium Vocale
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  • 7.
    Philippe Herreweghe By Himself - Retroperspective 1981-2007
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2908226 Release Date: 06/12/2007   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Orlando de Lassus,  Claudio Monteverdi,  Johann Hermann Schein  ... 
    Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
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    Gilles: Grands Et Petits Motets / Laurent, Les Festes D'orphee
    Label: K 617   Catalog: 933698 Release Date: 05/01/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jean Gilles
    Conductor:  Guy Laurent
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Festes d'Orphée
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    Gilles: Requiem / Cohen, Azema, Nirouet, Hite, Mason
    Label: Apex   Catalog: 4612602 Release Date: 05/03/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jean Gilles
    Performer:  Anne Azéma,  Patrick Mason,  William Hite,  Jean Nirouët
    Conductor:  Joel Cohen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Camerata,  Ensemble de Tambours Provencaux,  Aix-en-Provence Festival Chorus  ... 
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    Gilles: Requiem;  Corrette: Carillon Des Morts / Herreweghe
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 471722 Release Date: 10/08/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Michel Corrette,  Jean Gilles
    Performer:  Anne Marie Rodde,  Jean Nirouët,  Martyn Hill,  Ulrich Studer  ... 
    Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne,  Ghent Collegium Vocale
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  • 11.
    Gilles: Requiem / Herreweghe, Chapelle Royale
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 901341 Release Date: 12/09/1992   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jean Gilles
    Performer:  Agnès Mellon,  Véronique Gens,  Peter Kooy,  Howard Crook  ... 
    Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Chapelle Royale Paris
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Jean Gilles


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Diligam te, Domine: I. Diligam te
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Diligam te, Domine: I. Diligam te
Diligam te, Domine: II. Laudans invocabo
Diligam te, Domine: III. Dolores infernis
Diligam te, Domine: IV. Commota est
Diligam te, Domine: V. Inclinavit coelos
Diligam te, Domine: VI. Et ascendit super Cherubina
Introitus
Kyrie
Graduale
Offertorium
Sanctus
Agnus Dei
Post Communio