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Le Concert Spirituel

1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 06 December 2008

Catherine Bott meets Hervé Niquet, the current director of Le Concert Spirituel, and Jean-Paul Montagnier from Nancy University in the Tuileries garden, site of the former Tuileries Palace where the Concert Spirituel played in the Salle des Cent Suisses. They talk about the composers and performers who were closely associated with this ensemble, the first concert organisation in France specialising in performance of French Grands Motets. Repertoire includes music by Mondonville, Campra, Gilles and Leclair.

ANDRÉ CAMPRA Notus in Judea Deus:
Prélude & Choeur
Peter Harvey (baritone)
Le Concert Spirituel
Hervé Niquet (director)
ADDA 581250
Tracks 12 & 13

LECLAIR Concerto for flute Op 7 no 3 in C major - 1st movement allegro
Rachel Brown (flute)
Collegium Musicum 90
Simon Standage (director)
Track 7

JEAN GILLES Diligam te, Domine - opening movement
Tom Phillips (tenor)
Choeur et Orchestre de la Chapelle Royale
Philippe Herreweghe (director)
Track 8

MONDONVILLE Sonata en Symphonie Op.3 No.1
Les Musiciens du Louvre
Marc Minkowski (conductor)
ARCHIV 457 600-2
Tracks 1 – 3

CLÉRAMBAULT Orphée - Cependant le héros arrive
Noémi Rime (soprano)
Les Arts Florissants
William Christie (director)
Track 20

JEAN-JOSEPH MOURET Suites de Symphonies - 1st suite
Maurice André (trumpet)
Ensemble Orchestral de Paris
Jean-Pierre Wallez (director)
EMI CDC 7 47140-2
Tracks 1 – 4

MONDONVILLE Dominus regnavit - Gloria Patri
Les Arts Florissants & Choir
William Christie (director)
ERATO 0630 17791-2
Track 6


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