Splendeur et Révérence

Saturday, 26 June at 6 pm & 8 pm

M.-A. Charpentier, Missa Assumpta est Maria (H 4)

  • KYRIE
    simphonie – Kyrie – G.-G. Nivers organ verset – Christe – simphonie – Kyrie
  • GLORIA
  • Ouverture pour le sacre d'un évêque (H 536)
  • CREDO
  • OFFERTOIRE: Louis Couperin, Duo
  • SANCTUS
  • ELEVATION: O sacramentum pietatis (H 260)
  • BENEDICTUS: anonymous organ verset (livre d’orgue de Marguerite Thiery)
  • AGNUS DEI
    simphonie – Agnus Dei – simphonie
  • DOMINE SALVUM FAC REGEM (H 303)
  • Instruments of Time & Truth
    Oxford Consort of Voices
    Edward Higginbottom director

    Marc-Antoine Charpentier spent his last years touched by the light of the stained-glass windows of the finest monument in Paris, La Sainte Chappelle. Their intense colours and luminosity bathe the Chapel in a kaleidoscopic outburst; they also cast their brilliant hues over Charpentier’s masterpiece Missa Assumpta est Maria, written for this very space. Indeed, Charpentier goes about his work just as a grand master might, walking us about his text, palette loaded with all the pigments of the rainbow. A painter with an abundance of ideas, constantly surprising us with fresh detail, but never losing sight of his subject. Come and be dazzled. If you like Henry Purcell, you’ll like this.

    The Instruments of Time & Truth
    Instruments of Time & Truth

    Tickets:£25£20£15.
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