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Gilles: Messe Des Morts / Fabien Armengaud

Gilles: Messe Des Morts / Fabien Armengaud

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Jean Gilles (Tarascon, 1688), Chapel Master of Toulouse Cathedral from 1697, was a genius struck down at the age of just 37, in 1705. The entire kingdom admired his famed Mass for the Dead, which was played at his own funeral “he sealed his score with his last will and testament, in which he asked that the Chapter have this mass sung to lay his soul to rest”, then performed throughout the century, both in concert and for the funerals of Campra (1744), Rameau (1764) and Louis XV (1774).

Fabien Armengaud and his ensemble from the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles perform this masterpiece with the addition of a new motet, Domine Deus Meus, replete with dramatic effects including an awe-inspiring tempest. Gilles’ composition, with its extraordinary expansiveness and mastery of counterpoint, epitomises the nobility that makes French Grand Siècle religious music so incomparable, glorified by this Requiem Æternam…

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  • Release Specifications

    • Number of Discs: 1
    • Release Date:
    • Label: Château de Versailles Spectacles
    • UPC/Barcode: 3760385430140
    • Item Number: CVS104