André Campra was a French composer and conductor. Campra was one of the leading French Le papillon, Le jaloux, Le lys et la rose. Sacred works. Nisi Dominus (); Requiem (after ); Motets for the royal chapel (–) . Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for André Campra: Messe de Requiem – Philippe Herreweghe on AllMusic – André Campra, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Gilles Ragon, Dominique Visse, Peter Harvey, La Grande Écurie et La Chambre du Roy – Campra – Requiem ~ Miserere.

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The Benedictustoo, is excluded, though this is also true of some of Charpentier’s Masses. Tequiem began to compose for the theatre in and published some theatrical compositions under his brother’s name to protect his reputation with church authorities. This disc presents two of requim later works of his long career, a Requiem written around or so and one of the grands motetsa setting of Psalm for soloists, chorus, and small orchestra in the Lullian tradition.

His father was his first music teacher. The new version is beautifully recorded and, as I say, eloquently performed. Its date of composition is uncertain but, since the closing fugue is an reqhiem of one which he had incorporated into his grand motet ofDer profundiswe might suppose it to have been composed sometime after that. The orchestra, too, nake a strong contribution with several instances of effective woodwind playing.

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Varcoe’s contribution I thought outstanding in the Sanctus but requie the solo team is a strong one. Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before. Campra was a gifted theatre composer and knew well how to handle the components of an elaborate sacred work in a colourful and dramatic manner.


These sections are further sub-divided variously into recits, dialogues, duos, trios and choruses.

Andre Campra: Messe De Requiem; In Convertendo

This page was last edited on 11 Decemberat Campra Requiem Mass Messe de Requiem. Review This Title Share on Facebook. The New Penguin Opera Guide. Whether you want to see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database.

During the eighteenth century there were various permutations of the content of the Requiem Mass and in Campra’s version requieem are requiiem omissions.

The motet is likewise easygoing, moving sonorously without the frenetic energy that one might find in, say, Georg Philipp Telemann or Antonio Vivaldi. In point of fact much of it, both for the church and for the stage, is noteworthy and this Messe de Mort or Requiem Mass afford ample proof. Retrieved from ” https: Although Campra had obtained critical success he lacked financial security. This title is currently unavailable. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The lovely, lyrical soprano duet of the latter, indeed, is far removed from the sentiment of the overall text, instead creating a moment of crystal clear musical light in their brief gavotte.

Well, since I’ll be dead and buried by the year let alonewhen such junketings could take place, I might as well make the most of this welcome, if modest, enthusiasm for his music.

But it is the quiet intensity and the strongly contemplative character of Campra’s Requiem which, perhaps, strike the profoundest note. If you are a library, university or requeim organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. By he was such a reauiem celebrity that he became a target for negative articles in the press.

He was reprimanded by his superiors in for having taken part in theatrical performances erquiem permission, but was nevertheless made a chaplain on 27 May of that year. The advent of the CD seems requeim have prompted a flurry of interested in the music of Andre Campra Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music.


In he gave up his post at Notre-Dame and devoted himself to theatrical music with critical success. The performance, taken apparently from a concert at Versailles devoted to Campra, is quite moving. Bertil van Boer Read less.

Les Pages et Requim Chantres de Versailles. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As usual, the voices of La Chapelle Royale are pleasantly blended and clear in texture. Be the first to review this title. This new recording from Harmonia Mundi is the third to have been released commercially. In the end it is more a matter of personal taste than a question of choosing the better performance.

Inhe adopted the composition of sacred music as his only profession. He also wrote three books of cantatas as well as religious music, including a requiem. I have long found this work of great and, it would seem, enduring beauty. There is no Dies iraefor instance, nor a Libera me. You can help by cmapra to it.

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It is, furthermore, a work of considerable individuality which stands out from among the greater number of sacred works of the ”Grand Siecle”. Herreweghe does full musical justice to Campra’s score but Gardiner succeeds better in stirring our passions. Featured Popular Ensembles Academy of St.