Ensemble Sebastien de Brossard, Fabien Armengaud & Jean-François Novelli – Silentium. Motets pour taille (2018) [FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Ensemble Sébastien de Brossard, Fabien Armengaud & Jean-François Novelli – Silentium. Motets pour taille (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 01:12:50 minutes | 1,29 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Booklet, Front Cover | © EnPhases

Pronouncing his Latin “à la française”, as was the style in the days of the Sun King, Jean-François Novelli explores a repertoire running from the middle to the end of the reign of Louis XIV. Charpentier of course, Louis Couperin (uncle to François, “le Grand”), André Campra among others: the flower of contemporary composers. Most of these works were not written specifically for baritenor, or the median male vocal range, but rather for haute-contre or bass, which were respectively more sparkling and more sonorous. Here they are redistributed, but with a few transpositions, including some which had been suggested by the composers themselves, who knew well that producers would generally just deploy the singers that they had to hand. The accompaniment is provided by two violins, two violas da gamba, theorbo, harpsichord and positive organ, although not necessarily all of them at the same time. Between motets, the musicians brighten up the album with a few pure instrumental pieces from Henry du Mont and Pierre Bouteiller.

01. Silentium dormi, SdB. 52
02. O salutaris Hostia
03. Motet à la manière italienne à voix seule avec deux dessus de violon: Quis ego Domine
04. Allemande
05. O prestiosum et admirabile convivium, H. 247
06. Nunc dimittis
07. Pavane
08. Salve Regina des Jésuites, H. 27
09. Simphonie
10. Lauda Sion salvatorem, H. 268A
11. Tantum erga
12. Motet à voix seule et deux dessus de violons de Monsieur S******: Quando veniam

Jean-François Novelli, taille
Stéphan Dudermel et François Costa, violons
Yuka Saïtô et Matthieu Lusson, violes de gambe
Stéphanie Petibon, théorbe
Fabien Armengaud, orgue, clavecin & direction