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    Requiem de Pierre Bouteiller copyright archives of the Warsaw Philharmonic
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Sunday 23 December 2018, 4pm
Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Neuilly
Free access

Programme

Pierre Bouteiller, Requiem        
Henri Frémart, Missa Eripe (excerpts)
Marc-Antoine Charpentier, De Profundis H 211 et Stabat Mater (excerpt)
Pierre Hugard, Missa Redde (excerpt)
Louis Le Prince, Missa Macula (excerpt)
Sébastien de Brossard, Stabat Mater

1h15 without interval

Bouteiller's Requiem released by Glossa in 2010.

12 male solo voices        

Hervé Niquet, inspired by flamboyant pieces from le Grand Siècle Français, shaped this evening around Pierre Bouteiller's Requiem, served by the majestic polyphony of 12 male soloists.

In this programme, Le Concert Spirituel brings together three of the greatest French chapel masters of the time with Marc-Antoine Charpentier at the Sainte Chapelle in Paris, Pierre Bouteiller at the cathedral of Troyes and Sébastien de Brossard at the cathedral of Strasbourg and thus introduces us to the representation of spirituality in the Grand Siècle, where composers knew how to touch souls with works filled with ornamental grace and melodic lines of striking expressiveness.

Le Concert Spirituel excels in this repertoire of French sacred music, of which Hervé Niquet is one of the greatest specialists. It is a singular program that we propose to you, which explores all the possibilities of polyphony with these twelve voices of men, aerial and spiritual, counterbalanced by the gravity and smoothness of the basses d'archet (cellos, double bass and viola da gamba), and which "catches" the listener's breath to the last note.

Requiem de Pierre Bouteiller