Charpentier: Te Deum, H. 146

/Music of the 17th and 18th centuries/

[Vocal Saturday]

Oops I missed yesterday's post...! Anyways, something French for today - Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643 - 1704) was probably the 'second most important' French composer in the 17th century. His career was overshadowed by his fellow composer Jean-Baptiste Lully because of the latter's monopoly control over large-scale dramatic music, which was granted by Louis XIV. Charpentier was born and raised in Paris, but was also trained in Rome. He is best known for his oratorios and other sacred vocal music.

Here is the last movement of his Te Deum, performed by Les Arts Florissants. The group names itself after a Charpentier opera of the same title.

Playlist of all the music I have shared:


#charpentier #french #baroque #lully #vocal #tedeum

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