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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

François Couperin

1768 Clicquot
1768 Clicquot/St. Gervais, Paris, France

Celebrating Couperin

…commemorating the 350th anniversary of the birth of one of the foremost French Baroque composers, François Couperin le Grande (1668-1733).

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Audio 1844 Hour 2 59:00 Min

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

COUPERINKyrie (5 Verses), fr Messe proper pour les Couvents –Gregorian Scola La Fidelissima/Joseph Cabré; Olivier Vernet (1790 Cavaille/Church of St. Guilhelm, Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert, France) Ligia Digital 0104041

COUPERINGloria (Verses 1-3), fr Convents MassPhilippe Lefebvre (1768 Clicquot/St. Gervais, Paris, France) FY 053

COUPERIN: Gloria (Verses 4, 5, & 7), fr Convents MassMichel Chapuis (1710 Clicquot/Royal Chapel, Versailles, France) Palace Royale 004

COUPERIN: Gloria (Verses 8), fr Convents MassYves-G. Prefontaine (1991 Guilbault-Therien/Grand Séminaire, Montreal, Quebec) Helios 110603

COUPERINGloria (Verse 9), fr Convents MassPierre Bardon (1775 Isnard/Basilica of Our Lady, St. Maximin, Provence, France) Pierre Verany 785051/2

COUPERINFuguète, fr Concerts royeaux –La Fidelissima/Joseph Cabré, director.  Ligia Digital 104108

COUPERINSanctus, Elevation, Agnus Dei & Deo Gratias, fr Convents MassMarie-Claire Alain (1736 Moucherel-1981 Formentelli/Saint Cecilia Cathedral, Albi, France) Erato 45460

COUPERINOffertoire, fr Convents MassAude Huertematte (1768 Clicquot/St. Gervais, Paris, France) Zig Zag 90403

Filler – Kyrie/Vernet (see above)

Hour 2

COUPERINQui dat nivemSandrine Piau, soprano; Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe RoussetVeritas 61530

COUPERINKyrie, fr Messe à l’usage des ParoissesTon Koopman (1739 Clicquot/Eglise St. Jacques et St. Christophe, Houdan) Telefunken 6.35145

COUPERINGloria (Versets 1-5), fr Parishes Mass (with chant from Ballard’s Graduale Romanum, 1657)Marie-Claire Alain (Dom Bedos/Holy Cross Church, Bordeaux, France) Triton 331134

COUPERINGloria (Versets 6, 7, & 9), fr Parishes MassSerge Schoonbroodt (1692 Eustache/Cathedrale Notre-Dame, Le Puy-en-Velay, France) Aeolus 10301

COUPERINSanctus, Elevation, & Agnus Dei, fr Parishes MassAndré Isoir (1973 Haerpfer-Erman/St. Germain des Pres, Paris) Calliope 9907

COUPERINOffertoire, fr Parishes MassMichel Bouvard (1774 Isnard/Basilique de la Madeleine, Saint-Maximin, France) RCA 7004

Filler – Gloria 9/Schoonbroodt (see above)

Various members of the Couperin family, beginning with uncle Louis Couperin (1626-1661) held the position of organist at the Church of St. Gervaise in Paris for 173 years, beginning in 1653. François le Grande (b. 11/10/1668) was organist there from 1687 to 1723. His Livre d’orgue, containing the two Masses, was published in 1691, when he was twenty-two years old. 

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