Tuesday 24 February 2015

Tuneful Tuesday: Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (Paris, France, 1643 – Paris, France, 24th February 1704)

On this day, composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier died. 

His career was long and varied, taking in theatrical music, sonatas, sacred compositions and more. A court favourite, those of you who like a little Eurovision might hear something rather familiar in the opening seconds of his Te Deum, below.

This rather short post will, I hope, allow you plenty of time to listen to the wonderful twenty five minute clip that accompanies it!

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