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 orchestra, too, nake a strong contribution with several instances of effective woodwind playing. 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.

André Campra: Messe de Requiem

In the end it is more a matter of personal taste than a question of choosing the better performance. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Benedictustoo, is excluded, though camrpa is also true of some of Charpentier’s Masses. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Herreweghe does full musical justice to Campra’s score but Gardiner succeeds better in stirring our passions. This is a fine recording, sensitive and careful but never venturing into the realms of too energetic or too commonplace. Be the first to review this erquiem. Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before. You can help by adding to it. It is, furthermore, a work of considerable individuality which stands out from among the greater number of sacred works of the ”Grand Siecle”.

The advent of the CD seems to have prompted a flurry of interested in the music of Andre Campra Although Campra had obtained critical success he lacked financial security.


Messe de Requiem (Campra, André) – IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music

The New Penguin Opera Guide. Bertil van Boer Read less. If one is looking for a powerful descriptive Mass for the Dead, this is not it.

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. Views Read Edit View history. This section needs expansion. There is no Dies iraefor instance, nor a Libera me. Featured Popular Ensembles Academy of St. This is music to absorb the soul, not lecture to it.

Inhe adopted the composition of sacred music as his only profession. I have long found this work of great and, it would seem, enduring beauty.

This new recording from Harmonia Mundi is the third to have been released commercially. We find evidence of that, for example, in the Gradualwhose reiterated ”non, non” etc.

Its date of composition is uncertain but, since the closing fugue is an elaboration of one which he fequiem incorporated into his grand motet ofDer profundiswe might suppose it to have been composed sometime after that.

During the eighteenth century there were various permutations of the content of the Requiem Mass and in Campra’s version there are certain omissions. By he had obtained all of the usual prestigious posts but retreated back into composing sacred music as the French critics targeted him more frequently.

This title is currently unavailable. By he was such a musical celebrity that he became a target for negative articles in the press. Conductor Schneebeli knows how to provide the sonorous blend of chorus and string orchestra augmented by a pair of flutes in certain movements such as the Agnus Dei, as well as the serpent reinforcing the continuo, an old French tradition of the time so that the textures function well together.

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He was reprimanded by his superiors in for having taken part in theatrical performances without permission, but was nevertheless made a chaplain on 27 May of that year.

The performance, taken apparently from a concert at Versailles devoted to Campra, is quite moving. In he gave up his post at Notre-Dame and devoted himself to theatrical music with critical success. The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music.

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Varcoe’s contribution I thought outstanding rwquiem the Sanctus but throughout the solo team is a strong one. Les Pages et Les Chantres de Versailles.

Composition Artist Credits Messe de Requiem. Skip to main content. This disc presents two of the 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.

The performance is attentive to points of style and has some particularly convincing csmpra singing, notably from two British artists, John Elwes and Stephen Varcoe.

He also wrote three books of cantatas as well as religious music, including a requiem. As usual, the canpra of La Chapelle Royale are pleasantly blended and clear in texture.