Etienne Moulinié: Meslanges pour la Chapelle d'un Prince Ensemble Correspondances & Sébastien Daucé

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Label: Harmonia Mundi

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Vocal

Artist: Ensemble Correspondances & Sébastien Daucé

Composer: Etienne Moulinié

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)


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  • Etienne Moulinié (1599-1676):
  • 1O bone Jesu01:52
  • 2Lauda Sion salvatorem01:43
  • 3Caro mea vere est cibus02:21
  • Antoine Boësset (1586-1643):
  • 4Jesu nostra redemptio03:26
  • 5Cantate Domino03:05
  • 6O bone Jesu01:50
  • 7Magi videntes stellam01:49
  • 8O dulce nomen02:56
  • 9Ecce video01:50
  • François de Chancy (ca.1600-1656):
  • 10Allemande01:55
  • Antoine Boësset:
  • 11Popule meus quid fecit tibi & Pie Jesu09:45
  • Etienne Moulinié:
  • 12Ne reminiscaris Domine03:39
  • François de Chancy:
  • 13Allemande02:06
  • Etienne Moulinié:
  • 14Ego flos campi02:30
  • 15Dum esset rex01:19
  • Louis Constantin (ca.1585-1657):
  • 16La Pacifique02:37
  • Etienne Moulinié:
  • 17Veni sponsa mea05:40
  • 18O salutaris hostia01:37
  • 19Litanies de la Vierge10:50
  • 20Flores apparuerunt03:03
  • Total Runtime01:05:53

Info for Etienne Moulinié: Meslanges pour la Chapelle d'un Prince

For more than 30 years, the career of composer Étienne Moulinié was inseparably linked with the patronage of Gaston d'Orléans (1608-60), brother of Louis XIII. Moulinié provided the music for the prince’s family from 1627 to 1660, leaving a varied and original oeuvre. Although his secular music is well known, his sacred output, most of it contained in a collection published in 1658 from which this recording presents some of the finest pieces, is still neglected, despite its great beauty, its individuality, and its importance for the development of mid 17th-century French music.

Despite several announcements, Moulinié was never to carry out his intention of publishing further volumes, probably hindered from doing so by the death of his patron in 1660. 'The Mélanges de sujets chrétiens' (Anthology of Christian subjects, canticles, litanies, and motets, set to music in two, three, four, and five parts, with a figured bass) is therefore all the more precious in the insight it gives into the music of one of the most original composers of the Grand Siècle at the height of his artistry.

Excellent booklet note by Thomas Leconte of the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles.

„Assured soloists are drawn from the ranks of the dozen-strong choir, and their fluent solo passages and glorious choral textures combine sumptuously with a compact yet sonorously varied instrumental group of recorders, viols, lute, theorbo and organ...such miniature pieces are capable of real grandeur in the right hands.“ (Gramophone Magazine)

„The performances are of breathtaking beauty. As a group, the Ensemble is lithe and supple, reacting sympathetically to every nuance of Moulinie’s expressive, text-driven writing. Individually, its 12 voices are remarkably fresh and secure…this disc presents a perfect marriage of sublime music and outstanding musicianship“ (International Record Review)

„this may seem to be obscure repertoire but it is significant in the overall development of the French motet which was to culminate in those huge settings by Rameau. With such cultured, sensitive and beautifully moulded performances this is a notable and delightful disc that is well worth investigating.“ (MusicWeb International)

Ensemble Correspondances
Sébastien Daucé, harpsichord, organ. direction

The ensemble Correspondances
presents mainly 17th century French sacred music; an era which saw produced a considerable number of masterpieces, some still unpublished, just waiting to be revived by young and passionate musicians.

Sébastien Daucé, the Artistic Director, and his musicians met while studying at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon. A dedicated collaboration blossomed to unearth rare and neglected musical treasures, revealing, through their interpretation, a whole range of emotions within these works.

Since its formation in 2009, the ensemble has performed in France, Switzerland, Germany, Italia, Japan and South-America. Its first recording for Zig-Zag Territoires, O Maria !, featuring motets by Marc-Antoine Charpentier was released in 2010 to great critical acclaim (Choc de Classica Diapason découverte, Coup de cœur de l'Académie Charles Cros, ***** Fonoforum and Supersonic in Pizzicato). This was followed by L'Archange et le Lys, a collection of motets by Antoine Boësset, the first recorded anthology of the composer.

The ensemble has recently appeared at the Saintes festival, OudeMuziek festival in Utrecht, Easter Festival in Fontevraud, Printemps des Arts de Nantes, Nuremberg, Paris, Rome and Fribourg. They have recorded extensively for the radio: Bayerischer Rundfunk, Radio-France and Radio Suisse Romande. Highlights of the forthcoming season include festival d’Ambronay, Abbaye de Royaumont, festival de Lanvellec, and a Asian tour in April 2013.

Sébastien Daucé
After a specialized program at the National Conservatory of Music of Lyon, Sébastien Daucé played under the direction of Kenneth Weiss (Didon and Aeneas, Madrigal of Monteverdi), of Gabriel Garrido (Ercole Amante of Cavailli, in the Academy of Baroque Opera at Ambronay, and recently for the recording of another Cavalli opera, Gli Amori d’Apollo e Datne,) of Raphaël Pichon (Pygmalion), of Toni Ramon (Radio France), of Françoise Lasserre (Akademia) and Geoffroy Jourdain (The Crys of Paris).

He was the assistant of Kenneth Weiss’s for the 2006 and 2007 academies at the Festival d’Art Lyrique in Aix en Provence (France).

In 2006, he founded the Ensemble Correspondances. The first concerts of this ensemble, made up of young musicians from the National Conservatory of music of Lyon and of Paris, took place in France and in Switzerland. During this time, they were recorded and aired on the radio. The Ensemble Correspondances toured Japon in December 2009 ; and have played in some prestigious festivals (Pontoise, Saintes, Utrecht). Their two firsts Cds have been recorded on the ZigZag Territories label : they both received notable press such as Choc de Classica and a Diapason découverte. Sébastien Daucé has worked, as well in the past few years, on Marc-Antoine Charpentier; in which he has published in the Abbesses Editions, three operas, in collaboration with William Christie. From 2012, he is a teacher at the Pole Supérieur Paris-Boulogne.

Booklet for Etienne Moulinié: Meslanges pour la Chapelle d'un Prince

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