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Te Deum

Marc-Antoine Charpentier 

Charpentier and Purcell where the art of the French Grand Motet and the English ode as in a mirror. 

Sébastien Daucé
Sébastien Daucé © Diego Salamanca

Cast

Elena Harsanyi | dessus
Caroline Dangin-Bardot
 | dessus
Perrine Devillers | dessus
Marie-Frédérique Girod | dessus
Lucile Richardot | bas-dessus
Blandine de Sansal | bas-dessus
Marie Pouchelon | bas-dessus
Joséphine Geoffray | bas-dessus
Antonin Rondepierre | taille
Randol Rodriguez | taille
Ryan Veillet 
| taille
Jordan Mouaïssia | taille
Thierry Cartier| basse-taille
Etienne Bazola
 | basse-taille
Adrien Fournaison | basse
Maxime Saïu | basse

Sébastien Daucé | direction and organ
Ensemble Correspondances 

Programme

Complementary program
Purcell
Hail Bright Caecilia 
Dumont Super flumina Babylonis

To read

Composer and singer, Marc-Antoine Charpentier left more than 500 pieces, the vast majority of them vocal. Leçons des ténèbres, Te Deum, oratorios and no less than 235 motets constitute a unique corpus for the time. If Lully and Henry Dumont were the great figures of the court, Charpentier evolved far from the pomp and splendour of Versailles and the spheres of power. He was nonetheless appreciated by Louis XIV and it was at his request that he composed his most famous Te Deum, H146, most probably to celebrate the Victory of Steinkerque in 1692. This powerful fresco, whose prelude opens with the martial rhythms of timpani and trumpets, is in itself symbolic of Louis XIV's Grand Siècle des arts. In the first part, Sébastien Daucé, a brilliant connoisseur of French music, will sail to English lands to give the Ode to Sainte Cécile by Henry Purcell, the exact contemporary to Charpentier’s Te Deum.

PRODUCTION Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
Concert diffusé par France Musique le 31 mai à 20h et présenté par Clément Rochefort

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