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Couperin: Sacred Music; Lully: Miserere (CD)

Two rare L’Oiseau-Lyre recordings of French Baroque masterpieces, newly remastered and making their first appearance on CD.


This pair of LPs released in 1954 and 1955 marked a bold departure: sacred vocal consort music, still hardly known to the record-buying public, in performances of scholarly authority (for the mid-1950s), technical finesse and lively temperament.

TRACK LIST

FRANÇOIS COUPERIN
Motet de Sainte-Suzanne

Jennifer Vyvyan, soprano
William Herbert, tenor
George James, bass
Alan Loveday & Neville Marriner, violins
Christopher Bunting, cello
Ralph Downes, organ
Boris Ord, harpsichord
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4 Versets d’un Motet composé de l’ordre du Roy (1703)
Verset du Motet de l’année dernière: Qui dat nives
Verset du Motet composé de l’ordre du roi: Deus virtutem convertere
Dialogus inter Deum et hominem

Jennifer Vyvyan & Elsie Morison, sopranos
William Herbert, tenor
George James, bass
Alan Loveday & Neville Marriner, violins
Christopher Bunting, cello
Geoffrey Gilbert & Douglas Whittaker, flutes
Joy Boughton, oboe
Ralph Downes, organ
Boris Ord, harpsichord
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JEAN-BAPTISTE LULLY
Miserere

Margaret Ritchie & Elsie Morison, sopranos
Alfred Deller, countertenor
Richard Lewis, William Herbert, tenors
Bruce Boyce, baritone
St Anthony Singers
Ensemble Orchestral de L’Oiseau-Lyre
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