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The birth of Versailles

Summary

Concerts
  • Saturday October 7th 2023
  • Royal Chapel
  • 7pm | 1h15 without intermission
Accueil The birth of Versailles 2023

Cast

  • Choir of the Maîtrise du CRR de Paris
  • Chœur de l’Opéra Royal
  • Consort Musica Vera
  • Jean-Baptiste Nicolas Conductor
  • Edwige Parat Choirmaster of the Maîtrise

Presentation

A very young Louis XIII came to Versailles for the first in 1607, to accompany his father Henry IV on the hunt.  In 1623, he decided to have a hunting lodge built there so that he could stay overnight. He slept at this royal country residence for the first time in June 1624, before having it rebuilt and extended in 1631. The world’s most beautiful palace was in the making, but its stunning location fascinated French sovereigns – and had done for four hundred years!

 

What if, before moving into his new abode, the King wanted to give it an extra sheen with a religious consecration, as was so customary for royal buildings? This is an opportunity to hear this splendid music from the reign of Louis XIII, the origins of the French baroque style that was the source of musical glory which Louis XIV would take to new artistic heights.

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Jean-Baptiste Nicolas brings together the great Mass for Double Choir by Nicolas Formé, principal composer for the Royal Chapel of Henry IV and then Louis XIII, Motets by the admirable Guillaume Bouzignac the inspired Eustache du Caurroy, and a garland of fanfares in which the royal trumpets make a magnificent match for the soloists, the children of the Maîtrise de Paris, the Choir of the Opéra Royal and the Consort Musica Vera, for an exhilarating concert!

 

With the exceptionnal support of the ADOR – The Friends of the Royal Opera

 

 

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Programme

Guillaume de Bouzignac ? (1587-1643)

Cantate Domino, omnis Franciae, sur la victoire de La Rochelle

 

D’après André Danican Philidor dit l’Ancien (1652-1730)

Ballet à cheval fait pour le grand Carrousel

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Eustache Du Caurroy (1549-1609)

Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat

 

André Danican Philidor

Pavane faite au mariage de Monsieur de Vandosme

 

Jean Titelouze (1563-1633)

Magnificat en premier ton – Magnificat

 

Nicolas Formé (1567-1638)

Messe à double chœur – Kyrie

 

Guillaume de Bouzignac 

Ex ore infantum à double chœur

 

Jean Titelouze

Magnificat en premier ton – Quia respexit

 

Nicolas Formé

Messe à double chœur – Gloria

 

André Danican Philidor

Bransle de Bourgogne

 

Guillaume de Bouzignac 

Dum Silentium apparuit

 

Jean Titelouze

Magnificat en premier ton – Et misericordia ejus

 

Nicolas Formé

Messe à double chœur – Credo

 

Eustache Du Caurroy (1549-1609)

Victimae paschali laudes

 

André Danican Philidor

Passe Meze, fait pour les hautbois et cornets

 

Jean Titelouze

Magnificat en premier ton – Deposuit potentes

 

Nicolas Formé

Messe à double chœur – Sanctus

 

André Danican Philidor

La victoire

 

Pierre Chépélov (né en 1979)

Reconstitution d’un Te Deum en faulx bourdon

 

Jean Titelouze

Magnificat en premier ton – Suscepit Israel

 

Nicolas Formé

Messe à double chœur – Agnus dei

 

Jean Titelouze

Magnificat en premier ton – Gloria patri et filio

 

Nicolas Formé

Messe à double chœur – Domine salvum fac regem

 

Guillaume de Bouzignac ?

Domine salvum fac regem

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