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Program: #11-01, Air Date: 12/27/10

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: www.rnwclassical.com 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)