Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Musique sacrée

Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Musique sacrée

Audio CD (01 Sep 2013)

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Publisher's Synopsis

Marc-Antoine Charpentier has been hailed as France's greatest seventeenth-century composer. This release by New College Choir shows you why. In the oratorio Caecilia virgo et martyr (H397), the composer tells in vivid emotional detail the story of St Caecilia, her faith and martyrdom. With an equal level of intensity he marks the death of Queen Marie-Thérèse in the grand motet De profundis clamavi (H189). And at the end of his life, as music master at La Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, he sets the psalm Conserva me Domine (H230) with a rare ingenuity. Three large-scale works from three different phases in Charpentier's life reveal with eloquence his range and accomplishment – we need to hear more of his music!

Marc-Antoine Charpentier
1 Conserva me, Domine (H 230)
2 Caecilia Virgo et Martyr (H 397)
3 De Profundis Clamavi (H 189)

Total Playing time: 72'35''
Recorded at St Michael's Church, Summertown, Oxford, July 2012
Released September 2013
Novum: NCR 1387

Book information

ISBN: 609132441943
Publisher: Novum
Pub date:
Weight: 75g
Height: 125mm
Width: 142mm
Spine width: 10mm