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Jean Gilles: Messe des morts / Philippe Herreweghe, et al

Album Summary

>Gilles, Jean : Requiem (Messe des morts)
>Corrette, Michel : Le Carillon des Morts
Performers Conductor Ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

Jean Gilles, born in Avignon in 1668, enrolled in the cathedral school in Aix-en-Provence. Under the tutelage of Guillaume Poitevin, who nurtured his unmistakable talents, he was introduced to the composer Andre Campra, eight years his senior. Campra played an important part in the survival of his younger colleague's 'Requiem' by taking it to Paris and performing at the Concert Spirituel. After Campra's championing of Gilles and in particular his 'Requiem', it was performed at the memorial service for Rameau in 1764, and for Louis XV ten years later. Far from being a dark, terrifying Requiem in the style of Mozart, Berlioz and Verdi, it is an almost jaunty work - more a celebration of the life of the deceased.

"...to have this 1981 recording back at a budget price (even with the minimal notes there are complete translations of the texts) is just another wonderful present."-American Record Guide

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Karmelieter Kerk, Ghent, Belgium (01/1981).


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>Gilles, Jean : Requiem (Messe des morts)
  • Performers: Anne-Marie Rodde (Voice); Peter Kooij; Ulrich Studer (Baritone); Jean Nirouët (Countertenor); Martyn Hill
  • Conductor: Reinhard Goebel
  • Running Time: 38 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1697-1704

>Corrette, Michel : Le Carillon des Morts
  • Performers: Ulrich Studer (Baritone); Jean Nirouët (Countertenor); Martyn Hill; Peter Kooij; Anne-Marie Rodde (Voice)
  • Conductor: Reinhard Goebel
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical