Splendour Of The Cathedrals Under Louis XIV
Charpentier: De profundis
Charpentier: Stabat Mater
Motets by Frémart, Hugard and Le Prince
Brossard: Stabat mater
Hervé Niquet and Le Concert Spirituel make their Wigmore Hall debut with a collection of pieces drawn from the extraordinarily rich repertoire of works conceived to intensify the experience of public worship. Dramatic contrasts and heightened lyricism helped fuel the force of 17th-century French sacred music.
Crowds flocked to hear Charpentier’s music for Holy Week in the Paris of the 1680s, while the music of Sébastien de Brossard and Pierre Bouteiller graced cathedral services in Strasbourg and Troyes. Niquet’s ensemble, complete with twelve male vocalists, knows how to recreate the sensual and spiritual atmosphere of a lost age of music making.
Le Concert Spirituel
Hervé Niquet, director
Wigmore Hall Website
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