MARC-ANTOINE CHARPENTIER (1643-1704): Precatio pro filio Regis, H.166, Sola vivebat in antris, H.373, Supplicatio pro defunctis, H.328, Quem-admodum desiderat cervus, H.174, O Salutaris hostia, H.248, Gratiarum actiones pro restitua delphini salute, H.326, LOUIS MARCHAND (1669-1732): Fugue sur les anches, Fond d'orgue, Tierce en taille, Fugue.
Catalogue Number: 04K016
Description: This collects the six motets written for the Dauphin, Louis XIV's son, on various occasions and for various purposes between 1679-82 (the biggest is the dramatic, two-part thanksgiving for recovery from illness Gratiarum of 1680, full of Italianate expressivity). The unusual scoring is for two sopranos, bass, two flutes, bass flute and continuo. Latin-English texts. Ensemble Pierre Robert; Frédéric Desenclos (organ).