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Missa etcetera

thu 4 nov 2021 22:00 

Western religious music from different centuries.

This episode focuses on two French composers from around 1700: François Couperin and André Campra.


We hear so-called ‘petits motets’ from both composers, spiritual works for solo voices and accompaniment. These pieces are among the lesser-known works by these composers. They are also rarely heard in concerts, which provides a good reason to bring them to your attention.

François Couperin (1668-1733)
1. Venite exultemus Domino
2. Regina caeli laetare
3. Domine salvum fac Regem
4. Ad te levavi oculos meos
5. Motet de Saint Augustin
Delia Agúndez, Magdalena Padilla, soprano. Jesús Maria García Aréjula, bass. La Bellemont
(cd: “Plaisir sacré – Música religiosa de François Couperin y obras instrumentales de su tiempo” – Itinerant Records iE001, 2014)

André Campra (1660-1744)
6. O Jesu amantissime
7. Beati omnes
8. Immensus es Domine
Jean-François Lombard, haute-contre. Jean-François Noveli, tenor. Marc Labonnette, bass. Les Folies Françoises conducted by Patrick Cohën-Akenine
(cd: “Jesu amantissime – Petits motets pour voix d’hommes” – Cypres CYP1665, 2012)

Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe (ca. 1640-ca. 1700)
9. Les pleurs
La Bellemont
(cd: see 1-5)

Pictured: François Couperin


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