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Disc: RIC 202
Du Mont - Grands Motets
Price: Sek. 82
Du Mont, though thinly represented on disc, was highly influential in modernising French sacred music of the 17th century. He was Belgian-born, from Liège, where the Italian continuo-based style was firmly established. After he moved to Paris in 1640, several large collections of his music played a significant part in changing French taste from Renaissance-style polyphony to the new idiom. This performance reproduces the scale likely in Louis XIV’s Court Chapelle – five solo voices of the Petit Choeur, 19 more for the contrasting Grand Choeur and a small string ensemble.

ComposerOpusMusicKey Performer
du Mont, Henri   Magnificat   Ricercar Consort, Choeur de Chambre de Namur Choir - Philippe Pierlot
du Mont, Henri   Mater Jerusalem  
du Mont, Henri   Cantemus Domino  
du Mont, Henri   O flos convalium  
du Mont, Henri   Nisi Dominus  

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