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Title
Grands motets
Composer
Michel-Richard De Lalande 1657-1726
Performer
Salomé Haller  (sopraan) Damien Guillon  (countertenor) Howard Crook  (tenor) Hervé Lamy  (tenor) Alain Buet  (bas) Les Pages et les Chantres de Versailles Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy
Conductor
Olivier Schneebeli
Publisher
Virgin, 2002
1 cd
Recording date
2001
EAN
0724354553127
CDR
DBX6765
Placing suggestion
31 - Missen, oratoria, cantates, passionen, ... (NBLC) K6 - Koorwerken (Flemish music schema)

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More than 3 times in Flemish libraries

About Michel-Richard De Lalande

Michel Richard Delalande [de Lalande] (French pronunciation: ​[dəlalɑ̃d]; 15 December 1657 – 18 June 1726) was a French Baroque composer and organist who was in the service of King Louis XIV. He was one of the most important composers of grands motets. He also wrote orchestral suites known as Simphonies pour les Soupers du Roy and ballets.

Biography

Born in Paris, he was a contemporary of Jean-Baptiste Lully and François Couperin. Delalande taught music to the daughters of Louis XIV of France, and was director of the French chapel royal from 1714 until his death at Versailles in 1726.

Delalande was arguably the greatest composer of French grands motets, a type of sacred work that was more pleasing to Louis XIV because of its pomp and grandeur, written for soloists, choir and comparatively large orchestra. Accordin…Read more on Wikipedia

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