MARC-ANTOINE CHARPENTIER (1643-1704): Les Arts Florissans, H.487, Excerpts from La Couronne de Fleurs, H.486.
Catalogue Number: 10U012
Label: Chateau de Versailles
Reference: CVS 001
Description: Both these works were commissioned in 1685 to celebrate the end of French expansionist-generated hostilities. Only one other recording of each in the catalogues; this performance of Les Arts uses the “augmented” version - an orchestra and full choir. French-English texts. Vocal soloists, Ensemble Marguerite Louise; Gaétan Jarry.