Music for Mary and a Jesuit Requiem–Funerailles pour un grand Jésuite–

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Program: #02-48   Air Date: Dec 02, 2002


Both Marian devotions and meditations on our own passing are appropriate for the Advent season. One of the most beautiful performances from Utrecht 2002 was Le Concert Spiritual directed by Herve Niquet with the Litanies of the Virgin by Charpentier and a very rare requiem by the early Baroque composer Pierre Bouteiller.

Preservation of this program is made possible by a generous grant from David Hamel.

NOTE: All of the music on this program is from the ensemble Le Concert Spirituel directed by Herve Niquet. This recording was made on the stage of the Vredenburg Music Center as part of the 2002 Holland Festival of Early Music at Utrecht with the generous assistance of Radio Nederland.

For information about the Festival or other events in the Netherlands or about Dutch culture, you may check the web site of the Netherlands Board of Tourism:


  • Pour plusiers martyrs, H. 361.
  • Salve regina des Jesuites, H. 27.
  • Motet pour la Vierge, H. 360.
  • Litanies de la Vierge a 3, H. 82.
  • Ave maris stella, H. 67.

LOUIS CHEIN (?c.1636--1694):

  • Procession.

PIERRE BOUTEILLER (?c.1645-after 1698):

  • Missa pro defunctis

The Litanies de la Vierge (and other works by Charpentier) have been recorded by Le Concert Spirituel on the Naxos label, CD # 8.553173

Composer Info

MARC-ANTOINE CHARPENTIER (?1645/50--1704), LOUIS CHEIN (?c.1636--1694), PIERRE BOUTEILLER (?c.1645-after 1698).

CD Info

CD # 8.553173.

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