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Charpentier: Messe de Minuit pour Noël / Arcadia Ensemble

Album Summary

>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Te Deum
>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Dixit Dominus, motet for 4 voices, chorus & orchestra, H. 204
>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Messe de minuit, for 5 voices, chorus, instruments & continuo, H. 9
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Notes & Reviews:

Charpentier's 'Messe de Minuit' is a unique synthesis between the sacred and the secular, combing ten popular French carol melodies with standard liturgical elements. The wide variety of mood, color and style is further underlined in this recording by the addition of the original noels.



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Works Details

>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Te Deum
  • Performers: Jane Archibald (Soprano); Michele Deboer; Giles Tomkins (Bass)
  • Conductor: Kevin Mallon
  • Ensemble: Aradia Ensemble
  • Notes: Grace Church on the Hill, Toronto, Canada (01/03/2003-01/06/2003)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: ?1692

>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Dixit Dominus, motet for 4 voices, chorus & orchestra, H. 204
  • Performers: Jane Archibald (Soprano); Esteban Cambre (Bass); James McLennan (Tenor); David Nortman (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Kevin Mallon
  • Ensemble: Aradia Ensemble
  • Notes: Grace Church on the Hill, Toronto, Canada (01/03/2003-01/06/2003)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: ?1690

>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Messe de minuit, for 5 voices, chorus, instruments & continuo, H. 9
  • Performers: Jane Archibald (Soprano); Michele Deboer; Anne L'Espèrance
  • Conductor: Kevin Mallon
  • Ensemble: Aradia Ensemble
  • Notes: Grace Church on the Hill, Toronto, Canada (01/03/2003-01/06/2003)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: ?1694