Concert du Irish Chamber Choir of Paris

Paroles et musique : Le règne de Louis XIV

Paroles et musique : Le règne de Louis XIV

The choir will perform works by André Campra and Pierre Bouteiller that date from the beginning of the eighteenth century. André Campra (1660-1774) was one of the most important composers in the kingdom of France but his only surviving mass is the missa Ad majorem Dei gloriam. Pierre Bouteiller is one of many “maîtres de musique” who have been forgotten by posterity; his compositions, one “messe des morts” and thirteen motets being his only extant works, are among the most moving of this period at the end of Louis XIV’s reign.