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Reinoud van Mechelen, A Nocte Temporis

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Who was Louis Gaulard Dumesny? Dumesny was not the first haute-contre historically speaking, but he was the first to have become famous in his lifetime. Sources agree that he was a cook when Lully discovered him. He made his debut in 1677 and everyone was amazed by his acting, the power of his voice and also his ability to learn everything by ear, since he could not read music. A few centuries later, Reinoud Van Mechelen, star tenor of the international Baroque scene, has decided, with his ensemble A Nocte Temporis, to pay tribute to this ‘haute-contre’ register, a high tenor voice (not to be confused with the countertenor!), by devoting three recordings to it, paying tribute in turn to Lully, Rameau and Gluck. The first part of this trilogy therefore contains the finest operatic airs and suites by Lully, featuring excerpts from Isis, Persée, Armide, Amadis, Acis et Galatée and Achille et Polyxène, but also pieces by Marin Marais (Alcide), Marc-Antoine Charpentier (Médée), Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre (Céphale et Procris), Henry Desmarets, Pascal Colasse, Charles-Hubert Gervais and André Cardinal Destouches. © Alpha Classics/Outhere

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1
Isis, LWV 54 : Ouverture
00:02:07

Jean-Baptiste Lully, Composer - Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist - A Nocte Temporis, MainArtist

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 A nocte temporis & © Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

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Persée, LWV 60 : Cessons de redouter la fortune cruelle
00:01:36

Jean-Baptiste Lully, Composer - Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist - A Nocte Temporis, MainArtist

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 A nocte temporis & © Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

3
Armide, LWV 71 : Plus j'observe ces lieux, et plus je les admire
00:03:30

Jean-Baptiste Lully, Composer - Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist - A Nocte Temporis, MainArtist

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 A nocte temporis & © Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

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Amadis, LWV 63 : Bois épais, redouble ton ombre
00:02:30

Jean-Baptiste Lully, Composer - Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist - A Nocte Temporis, MainArtist

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 A nocte temporis & © Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

5
Acis et Galatée, LWV 73 : Faudra-t-il encore vous attendre...
00:01:41

Jean-Baptiste Lully, Composer - Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist - A Nocte Temporis, MainArtist

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 A nocte temporis & © Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

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Acis et Galatée, LWV 73 : Ritournelle
00:00:34

Jean-Baptiste Lully, Composer - Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist - A Nocte Temporis, MainArtist

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 A nocte temporis & © Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

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Achille et Polyxène, LWV 74 : Patrocle va combattre, et j'ai pu consentir...
00:02:44

Jean-Baptiste Lully, Composer - Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist - A Nocte Temporis, MainArtist

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 A nocte temporis & © Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

8
Miserere, LWV 25
00:01:10

Jean-Baptiste Lully, Composer - Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist - A Nocte Temporis, MainArtist

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 A nocte temporis & © Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

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Achille et Polyxène : Quand, après un cruel tourment...
00:01:31

Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist - Pascal Collasse, Composer - A Nocte Temporis, MainArtist

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 A nocte temporis & © Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

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Achille et Polyxène : Entracte
00:01:16

Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist - Pascal Collasse, Composer - A Nocte Temporis, MainArtist

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 A nocte temporis & © Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

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Achille et Polyxène : Ah! Que sur moi... - Prélude
00:01:16

Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist - Pascal Collasse, Composer - A Nocte Temporis, MainArtist

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 A nocte temporis & © Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

12
Alcide : Mon amoureuse inquiètude
00:02:45

Marin Marais, Composer - Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist - A Nocte Temporis, MainArtist

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 A nocte temporis & © Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

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Alcide : Ne pourrais-je trouver de remède...
00:05:50

Marin Marais, Composer - Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist - A Nocte Temporis, MainArtist

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 A nocte temporis & © Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

14
Thétis et Pelée : Ciel ! En voyant ce temple redoutable...
00:05:03

Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist - Pascal Collasse, Composer - A Nocte Temporis, MainArtist

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 A nocte temporis & © Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

15
Enée et Lavinie : J'entends d'agréable concerts...
00:03:11

Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist - Pascal Collasse, Composer - A Nocte Temporis, MainArtist

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 A nocte temporis & © Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

16
Didon : Infortuné que dois-je faire?...
00:03:21

Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist - Henry Desmarest, Composer - A Nocte Temporis, MainArtist

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 A nocte temporis & © Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

17
Didon : Le soleil est vainqueur instrumental
00:01:35

Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist - Henry Desmarest, Composer - A Nocte Temporis, MainArtist

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 A nocte temporis & © Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

18
Médée, H.491 : Que je serais heureux, si j'étais moins aimé !...
00:02:43

Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Composer - Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist - A Nocte Temporis, MainArtist

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 A nocte temporis & © Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

19
Médée, H.491 : Second air pour les Argiens - Sarabande
00:03:17

Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Composer - Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist - A Nocte Temporis, MainArtist

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 A nocte temporis & © Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

20
Céphale et Procris : Amour, que sous tes lois...
00:02:39

Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist - Elisabeth Jacquet De La Guerre, Composer - A Nocte Temporis, MainArtist

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 A nocte temporis & © Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

21
Théagene et Cariclée : Ma vertu cède au coup...
00:03:15

Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist - Henry Desmarest, Composer - A Nocte Temporis, MainArtist

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 A nocte temporis & © Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

22
Les amours de Momus : Lieux charmants, retraites tranquilles...
00:01:41

Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist - Henry Desmarest, Composer - A Nocte Temporis, MainArtist

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 A nocte temporis & © Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

23
Méduse : Air - Sarabande - Menuet
00:04:10

Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist - Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - A Nocte Temporis, MainArtist

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 A nocte temporis & © Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

24
Les fêtes galantes : Ebbro far voglio il mio core...
00:02:59

Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist - Henry Desmarest, Composer - A Nocte Temporis, MainArtist

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 A nocte temporis & © Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

25
Circé : Sommeil - Ah! Que le sommeil est charmant...
00:05:31

Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist - Henry Desmarest, Composer - A Nocte Temporis, MainArtist

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 A nocte temporis & © Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

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Amadis de Grèce : Hélas! Rien n'adoucit...
00:03:35

Andre Cardinal Destouches, Composer - Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist - A Nocte Temporis, MainArtist

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 A nocte temporis & © Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

27
L'Europe galante : Sommeil - Sommeil, qui chaque nuit...
00:05:28

André Campra, Composer - Reinoud Van Mechelen, MainArtist - A Nocte Temporis, MainArtist

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 A nocte temporis & © Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

Album Description

Who was Louis Gaulard Dumesny? Dumesny was not the first haute-contre historically speaking, but he was the first to have become famous in his lifetime. Sources agree that he was a cook when Lully discovered him. He made his debut in 1677 and everyone was amazed by his acting, the power of his voice and also his ability to learn everything by ear, since he could not read music. A few centuries later, Reinoud Van Mechelen, star tenor of the international Baroque scene, has decided, with his ensemble A Nocte Temporis, to pay tribute to this ‘haute-contre’ register, a high tenor voice (not to be confused with the countertenor!), by devoting three recordings to it, paying tribute in turn to Lully, Rameau and Gluck. The first part of this trilogy therefore contains the finest operatic airs and suites by Lully, featuring excerpts from Isis, Persée, Armide, Amadis, Acis et Galatée and Achille et Polyxène, but also pieces by Marin Marais (Alcide), Marc-Antoine Charpentier (Médée), Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre (Céphale et Procris), Henry Desmarets, Pascal Colasse, Charles-Hubert Gervais and André Cardinal Destouches. © Alpha Classics/Outhere

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