Spotlight on the Netherlands: Le Parnasse Francaise

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Program: #11-01   Air Date: Dec 27, 2010

Motets from the court of Louis XIV by Lully, Campra, Delalande and Desmarest. We continue our long and fruitful association with our partners at Radio Netherlands in presenting a series of concerts from the 2010 Holland Festival of Early Music at Utrecht. We direct listeners to their web site, which will provide more in-depth information about the music and performers we hear as well as more information about the festival: The primary theme for 2010 was a celebration of the French Baroque in collaboration with the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles.

I. Choir and Orchestra of Le Parnasse Français, Louis Castelain, cond. (11-01)

--JEAN-BAPTISTE LULLY (1632-1687): Plaudare laetare Gallia ("Rejoice and Sing, O France"--for the baptism of Louis XIV's son)

--MICHEL-RICHARD de LALANDE (1657-1726) ("Queen of Heaven, rejoice!")

--HENRI DESMAREST (1661-1741): Usquequo Domine (Ps. 12: "How long, O Lord?")

--ANDRÉ CAMPRA (1660-1744): Magnificat

Composer Info

JEAN-BAPTISTE LULLY (1632-1687), MICHEL-RICHARD de LALANDE (1657-1726), HENRI DESMAREST (1661-1741), ANDRÉ CAMPRA (1660-1744)

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