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The sacred works of Claude Le Jeune

Lucie Skeaping, Edward Wickham and Tom Hamilton discuss Claude Le Jeune, a 16th-century composer active during the religious wars between Catholics and Protestants in France.

The life and sacred works of 16th-century composer Claude Le Jeune, active during ferocious religious wars between Roman Catholics and Protestants in France. Lucie Skeaping talks to Edward Wickham, Music Director at St Catharine's College Choir, Cambridge, and historian Tom Hamilton, to unravel the composer's age and how it affected his music and that of his fellow Huguenot contemporaries.

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Music Played

  • Claude Le Jeune

    Revecy venir du printans

    Ensemble: Huelgas Ensemble. Director: Paul Van Nevel.
  • Claude Le Jeune

    Or sus, serviteurs du Seigneur - Psalm 134 (The Old Hundreth)

    Choir: Choir of St Catherine's College, Cambridge. Director: Edward Wickham.
  • Claude Goudimel

    Cantique de Simeon

    Choir: Choir of St Catherine's College, Cambridge. Director: Edward Wickham.
  • Paschal de l’Estocart

    Monde, pourquoy fuis-tu?

    Ensemble: Ensemble Clément Janequin.
  • Claude Le Jeune

    Tristitia obsedit me, magno

    Choir: ORA. Director: Suzi Digby.
  • Claude Le Jeune

    Dés qu'adversité (Psalm 46): I. Dès qu'adversité nous offense - II. Voire deusent les eaux profondes

    Choir: Choir of St Catherine's College, Cambridge. Director: Edward Wickham.
  • Claude Le Jeune

    Psaume 88: O Dieu Eternel, mon Sauveur

    Ensemble: Ludus Modalis. Director: Bruno Boterf.

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