Requiem & Motet "Beatus quem elegisti" by Jean Gilles

With Decca Records France

Reedition 989 released un 2000

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Véronique Gens
Jean-Paul Fouchécourt
Hervé Lamy
Peter Harvey
Jean-Louis Paya

Choir and Orchestra Le Concert Spirituel
Conductor Hervé Niquet

Recorded on 21st to 24th October 1989 with the support of the laboratoire Pharmafar
Engineer: Jean-Marc Laisne

Composed between 1697 and 1704, the Requiem by Jean Gilles, master of music at the Cathedral of Saint-Etienne in Toulouse, remains his most famous work, very fashionable throughout the 18th century, especially during the Parisian concerts of Le Concert Spirituel of Les Tuileries. The great motet Louis quatorzien, gradually lost its liturgical function but remained very popular in concert.