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Henry Desmarest: Grands Motets - Benoît Arnould (baritone); François-Nicolas Geslot (high tenor vocal); Hanna Bayodi-Hirt (soprano);...
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  1. De Profundis (Psaume 129), motet
  2. Veni Creator (hymne pour la fête de la Pentecôte), motet
  3. Cum Invocarem (Psaume 4), motet
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Hervé Niquet, the conductor who has recorded so many of the grand motets of the Grand Siècle -- those choral-orchestral works by Lully, Rameau, Campra, and Charpentier that stand with the cantatas of Bach and the anthems of Handel as the great sacred works of the Baroque -- turns here to three works by Henry Desmarets that were, in their time, quite scandalous. They were not, of course, scandalous in the sense that they were musically outlandish -- indeed, they are quite as beautiful as the best works in the genre -- but ...

Henry Desmarest: Grands Motets 2005, Glossa

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