Sunday, December 13, 2009

Lully - Grands Motets Vols 1-3 - Herve Niquet

Lully - Grands Motets Vols 1-3 - Herve Niquet
Vocal | Eac, flac, cue | no log, cover | 3 CD, 824 MB
June 13, 2000 | Naxos | RapidShare

The court of Louis XIV was a lively and musically thriving place, and Jean-Baptiste Lully, who actually was Italian (Giovanni Battista Lulli) but became a naturalized French citizen, was right in the middle of it.

As director of one of the king's orchestras and as Superintendent of the King's Music, Composer of the King's Chamber, and Master of Music of the Royal Family, Lully's job included providing music for various entertainments, mostly ballets and other orchestral and stage works. Sacred choral music came later in Lully's career, and these recordings offers his most important masterpieces in this genre. The artful use of homophonic and polyphonic sections, double chorus, soloists, and orchestral color combine to give each of these substantial works the dramatic charge and forward-moving energy of a theatrical piece.

Le Concert Spirituel, named and fashioned after an 18th-century concert organization that specialized in performance of French "Grands Motets", is an outstanding modern advocate for Lully's music, with fine soloists, an excellent chorus that knows the true meaning of "ensemble", and instrumentalists (and conductor) who understand the importance of rhythm in realizing this music's full effect.--David Vernier

CD Content

Te Deum
Plaude laetere Gallia

Quare fremuerunt
O Lachrymae
Dies irae
De profundis

Exaudiat te Dominus (Psalm 19)
O dulcissime Domine
Notus in Judaea Deus (Psalm 75)
Laudate pueri Dominum (Psalm 112)


  1. Thank you so much for this, I've been looking for Lully's grand motets for a while now.
    Thanks a lot and keep up with the good work!

  2. Thank you very much Otto! I´m a really lover of classical music, keep doing this excellent work!

  3. Thank you for this website.
    Could you upload again, the links are death.

    thank you



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