Music from Versailles III

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Program: #01-12, Air Date: 03/19/00

Mass for the Death of a Prince: When the young prince of the house of Guise died soon after his marriage, followed by the death of his young son and mother-in-law, the family turned to Marc-Antoine Charpentier to write one of the most intimate and touching works of the French baroque. We will hear the Ensemble La Fenice from the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles.

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704): Messe en la memoire d'un Prince

NOTE: All of the music on this program is taken from
concerts presented by the Centre de Musique Baroque de
Versailles. Support for this program came in part from the
French Ministry of Culture and the Embassy of France
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These performances feature soloists Caroline Pelon, soprano;
Pascal Bertin, counter-tenor; Hans-Joerg Mammel, tenor;
Jean-Claude Sarragosse, bass; with the Chamber Choir of Namur
and the Ensemble La Fenice directed by Jean Tubery.

MARC-ANTOINE CHARPENTIER: Messe pour les trespasses: Kyrie.
CHARPENTIER: Motets pour les trespasses: Miseremini mei.
Heu, mihi Domine.
Ah, poenis crucior.
CHARPENTIER: Messe pour les trespasses: Sanctus.
Pie Jesu.
Agnus Dei.
CHARPENTIER: Miserere des Jesuites.

Composer Info

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)