Couperin: Sacred Music; Lully: Miserere
Anthony Lewis
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4828542
Barcode
00028948285426
Format
1-CD
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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
Anthony Lewis

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
Anthony Lewis

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
Anthony Lewis

FIRST RELEASE ON CD

Track previews
Motet de Sainte-Suzanne: I. Veni sponsa Christi
Miserere, LWV 25: IV. Tibi soli peccavi et malum
Miserere, LWV 25: XVIII. Benigne fac Domine
Miserere, LWV 25: XVII. Sacrificium Deo spiritus
Miserere, LWV 25: XVI. Quoniam si voluisses
Miserere, LWV 25: XV. Domine labia mea
Miserere, LWV 25: XIV. Libera me de sanguinibus Deus
Miserere, LWV 25: XIII. Docebo iniquos vias tuas
Miserere, LWV 25: XII. Redde mihi
Miserere, LWV 25: XI. Ne proicias me
Miserere, LWV 25: X. Cor mundum crea
Miserere, LWV 25: IX. Averte faciem
Miserere, LWV 25: VIII. Audite meo dabis
Miserere, LWV 25: VII. Asperges me hysopo
Miserere, LWV 25: VI. Ecce enim veritatem
Miserere, LWV 25: V. Ecce enim in inquitatibus
Miserere, LWV 25: III. Quoniam inquitatem meam
Motet de Sainte-Suzanne: II. Date serta, date flores
Miserere, LWV 25: II. Amplius lava mei
Miserere, LWV 25: I. Miserere mei Deus
Dialogus inter Deum et hominem
Verset du Motet composé de l'ordre du roi: XV. Deus virtutem convertere
Verset du Motet de l'année dernière: Qui dat nives
4 Versets d'un Motet composé de l'ordre du Roy: XIV. Justitia tua
4 Versets d'un Motet composé de l'ordre du Roy: XIII. Adolscentulus sum ego
4 Versets d'un Motet composé de l'ordre du Roy: XII. Ignitum eloquium tuum
4 Versets d'un Motet composé de l'ordre du Roy: XI. Tabescare me fecit
Motet de Sainte-Suzanne: VII. Filiae Israel
Motet de Sainte-Suzanne: VI. O Susanna
Motet de Sainte-Suzanne: V. Voluit Dominus
Motet de Sainte-Suzanne: IV. O Susanna
Motet de Sainte-Suzanne: III. Jubilemus
Miserere, LWV 25: XIX. Tunc acceptabis
Recording information

Recording Producer: Ray Minshull (Lully)
Recording Engineer: André Charlin (Couperin)
Recordings: 1953 (Couperin); 1954 (Lully)
LP Releases: L’Oiseau-Lyre OL 50079 / Fontana SFL 14131 (Couperin); OL 50166 (Lully)

Reviews

‘Madame de Sevigne declared that in heaven there could be no other music but Lully’s and this lovely work makes one understand just what she meant … The performance is imbued with true artistry.’ Gramophone, November 1954

‘Professor Lewis keeps things going and takes advantage of every opportunity for achieving variety … [the soloists] blend into an effective ensemble. Good recording.’ High Fidelity, October 1955 (Lully)

‘William Herbert, in excellent voice, deals very successfully with the high tessitura of his vocal line … Anthony Lewis directs the admirable and well-toned instrumental playing … and the recording and balance are first-rate.’ Gramophone, November 1955 (Couperin)