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Prom 17: Rameau - Grands Motets

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents a rare performance of three of Rameau's sacred motets, with Les Arts Florissants directed by William Christie.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Remembered today as the composer of some of the most glorious operas of the entire Baroque period, it's easy to forget that two thirds of Jean-Philippe Rameau's musical career was spent as a composer not for the stage but for the church. In this late-night Prom, William Christie - the American conductor who has made the music of 18th-century France his life's work - directs three of Rameau's large-scale sacred motets. These rarely-heard pieces, accompanied by orchestra, are infused with all the characteristics of the French baroque repertoire - elegance, wit, sophistication and charm.

Rameau: Deus noster refugium
Rameau: Quam dilecta tabernacula
Rameau: In convertendo Dominus

Rachel Redmond (soprano)
Katherine Watson (soprano)
Reinoud Van Mechelen (high tenor)
Cyril Auvity (tenor)
Marc Mauillon (baritone)
Cyril Costanzo (bass)
Les Arts Florissants
William Christie (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 6th August at 2pm.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Deus Noster Refugium

    Performer: Les Arts Florissants. Performer: Rachel Redmond. Performer: Katherine Watson. Performer: Reinoud Van Mechelen. Performer: Cyril Auvity. Performer: Marc Mauillon (French baritone). Conductor: William Christie.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    In Convertendo Dominus

    Performer: Les Arts Florissants. Performer: Rachel Redmond. Performer: Katherine Watson. Performer: Francis van Mechelen. Performer: Cyril Auvity. Performer: Marc Mauillon (French baritone). Conductor: William Christie.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Quam Dilecta Tabernacula

    Performer: Les Arts Florissants. Performer: Rachel Redmond. Performer: Katherine Watson. Performer: Reinoud Van Mechelen. Performer: Cyril Auvity. Performer: Marc Mauillon (French baritone). Conductor: William Christie.

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