Leçons de Ténèbres

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FRANCOIS COUPERIN
Leçons de Ténèbres
James Bowman (countertenor), Michael Chance (countertenor), Robert King (organ)

[ Hyperion Helios / CD ]

Release Date: Sunday 1 December 2013

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Couperin's Trois Leçons de Ténèbres are amongst the small amount of the composer's sacred music that was published during his lifetime. They are intensely personal, depicting the prophet Jeremiah's bitter anguish in settings that are quite unique. Also included here are Couperin's joyful motets Laetentur caeli and Venite, exsultemus Domino, and a remarkable Magnificat.

Countertenors James Bowman and Michael Chance are celebrated not only as great soloists but matchless duettists.

'I ... enthusiastically urge you to obtain this recording ... an outstanding recording by any standards, all four artists contributing to a truly memorable experience' (CDReview)

Tracks:

Laetentur caeli 'Motet de St Barthélémy']
Venite, exsultemus Domino
Trois Leçons de Ténèbres
Magnificat