PIERRE BOUTEILLER (c.1655-c.1717): Missa pro defunctis, SÉBASATIEN BROSSARD (1655-1730): Stabat mater.
Catalogue Number: 12M021
Reference: GCD 921621
Description: Niquet follows a tradition here used in the 17th century by clergy and monks who would not have had access to sopranos and altos and transcribes the vocal parts for an all-male choir in the five French voice-types (with a low stringed instrument accompanying each of the voice groups as well as a continuo group). In a dark C minor, this becomes a particularly solemn and harmonically dense work, stylistically quite like the Stabat mater by the man most responsible for preserving what we have of Bouteiller. Le Concert Spirituel; Hervé Niquet.