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A Day in the Life of Louis XIV

Lucie Skeaping recreates a possible day in the life of King Louis XIV, exploring the palace of Versailles and listening to some of the music the king may have heard.

Lucie Skeaping recreates a possible day in the life of King Louis XIV. Upon waking in his sumptuous bedchamber, the king follows a busy schedule before entertaining guests at supper and retiring late in the evening. At every part of the day, musicians were on hand to entertain him, to soothe him or to trumpet his arrival. Olivier Baumont - harpsichordist and expert on French Baroque music - guides Lucie through the palace of Versailles to illustrate some of the music the king may have heard.

58 minutes

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Sat 6 Jul 2013 13:00

Music Played

  • Michel-Richard de Lalande

    Concert de trompettes pour les Festes sur le canal de Versailles (3rd Air)

    Performers: Orchestre de Chambre Jean-François Paillard, Jean-François Paillard (conductor)

    • APEX.
    • 2564 60450-2.
  • François Couperin

    Pièces de clavecin 9 – 4th ordre (Le Réveil-matin)

    Performer: Olivier Baumont (harpsichord)

    • MUSIFRANCE.
    • 0630-10694-2.
  • Henry Desmarest

    De profundis (Et lux perpetua)

    Performers: Sophie Daneman (soprano), Arnaud Mazrzorati (bass), Le Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet (director)

    • MBF.
    • 1107.
  • Michel-Richard de Lalande

    Confitebor tibi Domine (Intellectus bonus; Gloria)

    Performers: Choir & Orchestra Les Arts Florissants, William Christie (conductor)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • HMC 901351.
  • Jean-Henri d'Anglebert

    Pieces in D major (Chaconne de Galatée)

    Performer: Christophe Rousset (harpsichord)

    • DECCA.
    • 458 588-2.
  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    Les Plaisirs de Versailles (Overture)

    Performers: Choir & Orchestra Les Arts Florissants, William Christie (conductor)

    • ERATO.
    • 0630 14774-2.
  • Jean‐Baptiste Lully

    Reprise de la Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs

    Performers: Capriccio Stravagante Orchestra, Skip Sempe (director)

    • ALPHA.
    • 016.
  • François Couperin

    Deuxième Concert Royal (Air tendre)

    Performers: Musica Florea, Marek Stryncl (director)

    • MPF.
    • 1107.
  • André Danican Philidor

    La Chasse

    Performers: La Simphonie du Marais, Hugo Reyne (director)

    • VIRGIN VERITAS.
    • 7243 561778-2.
  • Michel-Richard de Lalande

    Concert de trompettes pour les Festes sur le canal de Versailles (1st Air)

    Performers: Orchestre de Chambre Jean-François Paillard, Jean-François Paillard (conductor)

    • APEX.
    • 2564 60450-2.
  • Michel-Richard de Lalande

    La grande pièce royale S.161

    Performers: Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore (conductor)

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA 67325.
  • Marin Marais

    Sarabande

    Performers: Jay Bernfeld & Arianne Maurette (bass viol), Skip Sempe (harpsichord)

    • ALPHA.
    • 016.
  • Robert de Visée

    Suite in D minor (Sarabande)

    Performer: Nigel North (guitar)

    • AMON RA.
    • SAR 18.
  • Michel-Richard de Lalande

    Concert de trompettes pour les Festes sur le canal de Versailles (3rd Air)

  • François Couperin

    Le Reveil-matin (from Pieces de clavecin 9, 4th ordre)

  • Henry Desmarest

    De profundis (Et lux perpetua)

  • Michel-Richard de Lalande

    Confitebor tibi Domine (Intellectus bonus; Gloria)

  • Jean-Henri d'Anglebert

    Pieces in D major (Chaconne de Galatee)

  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    Les Plaisirs de Versailles: Overture

  • Jean‐Baptiste Lully

    Reprise de la Marche pour la ceremonie des Turcs

  • François Couperin

    Deuxieme Concert Royal (Air tendre)

  • Andre Philidor

    La Chasse

  • Michel-Richard de Lalande

    Concert de trompettes pour les Festes sur le canal de Versailles (1st Air)

  • Michel-Richard de Lalande

    La grande piece royale S.161

  • Marin Marais

    Sarabande

  • Robert de Visée

    Suite in D minor (Sarabande)

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