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  Исполнитель(и) :
   Du Mont, Henry  (Composer) , Ensemble Pierre Robert (Ensemble) , Frederic Desenclos (Conductor, Organ
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  Наименование CD :
   Motets Pour La Messe Du Roy

Год издания : 2002

Компания звукозаписи : Alpha

Время звучания : 1:00:22

Код CD : Alpha 021

  Комментарий (рецензия) :

CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Sacred Music (Master Works)      

Ensemble Pierre Robert, Frederic Desenclos

другое исполнение

The gorgeous early music releases of France's Alpha label, each illustrated with a relevant painting along with discussion of both the music and the artwork, offer a splendid introduction to the culture of the ancien regime. The discussions get down to the kind of depth that academics traffic in, yet the performances are by and large sensuous ones entrusted to some of France's best historical-instrument ensembles. Here is music by Henry du Mont, a court composer of the late seventeenth century virtually unknown outside of France. The 14 selections consist mostly of "motets pour la messe du roy" - motets for the mass of the king, with organ pieces interspersed among them. They are, in the genre designation of the time, petits motets: works for from one to three voices with violins and continuo, realized generally by an organ. They are especially nice examples of the genre, with a restrained sacred language forged out of an essentially operatic style. Hear track 5, Adoro te; in its way it has the same kind of gravity as Bach's greatest arias half a century later. The final Unde tibi is a gorgeous instance of large-scale architecture built with small-scale materials. The realizations of the music by organist and director Frederic Desenclos make use of the option, specified by the composer, of adding a bassoon in the continuo in several instrumental pieces (hear the unusual, organ-like Symphonie a 4, track 10) and one vocal one. The soloists (countertenor, tenor, and bass, although du Mont also specified the possibility of a female vocalist for the top line) achieve a sound that's restricted in dimension yet not in the least underpowered. The overall result is music of a remarkably hushed intimacy and warmth, perfectly matched by Charles le Brun's painting of the sleeping Jesus, attended, among other personages, by an exquisitely poised cat resting under a small table. Notes are in French and English, and all Latin texts are translated into both languages. Highly recommended to any listener, from generalist to specialist in French Baroque culture.


Highly regarded by his fellow composers, Du Mont brought the petit motet to new heights. The works chosen by Frederic Desenclos are taken from the composer's last book of motets published in 1681.

Ensemble Pierre Robert:

Marcel Beekman, haute-contre

Robert Getchell, taille

Robert Muuse, basse-taille

Myriam Gevers, violon

Sophie Demoures, violon

Alix Verzier, violoncelle

Jeremie Papasergio, basson

Frederic Desenclos, grand-orgue & direction

Grand-orgue de Claude Parizot (1739) restaure par Jean-Fancois Dupont

Enregistre en mai 2001 a Dieppe a l'eglise Saint-Remy

All Music Guide

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Наименование трека



   1 Allemande For Organ         0:01:54  
   2 Jesu Dulcedo Cordium, Petit Motet For 3 Voices & Continuo         0:03:41  
   3 Quid Commisisti, Petit Motet For 3 Voices & Continuo         0:05:04  
   4 Allemande En Ttablature For Organ         0:02:47  
   5 Adoro Te, Petit Motet For 3 Voices & Continuo         0:04:43  
   6 Venitte Ad Me, Petit Motet For Tenor, 2 Violins, Bassoon Ad Lib. & Continuo         0:05:13  
   7 Allemande Grave For Organ         0:04:09  
   8 Sud Umbra, Petit Motet For Bass, 2 Violins & Continuo         0:04:48  
   9 Quid Est Hoc, Petit Motet For 2 Voices, 2 Violins, Bassoon Ad Lib. & Continuo         0:05:29  
   10 Symphonie, For 4 Viols         0:02:39  
   11 Per Foeminam Mors, Petit Motet For 3 Voices, Violin Ad Lib. & Continuo         0:04:25  
   12 Ave Virgo         0:03:02  
   13 Ave Regina Caelorum, Petit Motet For 2 Voices, Violin Ad Lib. & Continuo         0:03:30  
   14 Unde Tibi, Motet         0:08:58  


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