Qobuz Store wallpaper
Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Sébastien Daucé|Charpentier: Messe de Minuit - In Nativitatem Domini Canticum

Charpentier: Messe de Minuit - In Nativitatem Domini Canticum

Sébastien Daucé, Ensemble Correspondances

Digital booklet

Available in
24-Bit/96 kHz Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Purchase and download this album in a wide variety of formats depending on your needs.

Marc-Antoine Charpentier's Messe de Minuit ("Midnight Mass") has been a popular work almost ever since it was composed around 1694, and it was one of the first French Baroque pieces to be recorded during the LP era. It is an absolutely irresistible Christmas piece, with French folk tunes woven into the polyphonic texture. This recording comes along just in time for the 2023 Christmas season, and it should find plenty of listeners. Ensemble Correspondances and leader Sébastien Daucé are specialists in the music of Charpentier, and they capture the particular lilt of this wonderful work with delicately elegant singing throughout. The ensemble is small, with just 11 singers; this may be a bit undersized in a French scene that favored big groups (choral performances at the king's court may have had 100 or more), but the mass was written for a small Jesuit group, and the dimensions feel natural. Another draw is the presence of two sizable small-ensemble cantatas, quite different from each other and sung with the right dramatic emphasis. Here, the forces are perfectly appropriate, and the sound engineering from the Seine Musicale concert hall is ideal. A very satisfying holiday release for the French Baroque lover in one's life.

© James Manheim /TiVo

More info

Charpentier: Messe de Minuit - In Nativitatem Domini Canticum

Sébastien Daucé

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 100 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this playlist and more than 100 million songs with our unlimited streaming plans.

From kr133.33/month

1
Elevatio O miraculum!
00:01:55

Sébastien Daucé, Conductor, MainArtist - Sébastien de Brossard, Composer - Ensemble Corrrespondances, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble

2023 harmonia mundi 2023 harmonia mundi

In Nativitatem Domini Canticum, H. 416 (Marc-Antoine Charpentier)

2
Praeludium. Usquequo avertis faciem tuam
00:10:46

Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Composer - Sébastien Daucé, Conductor, MainArtist - Etienne Bazola, MainArtist, BassVocals - Renaud Brès, MainArtist, BassVocals - Ensemble Corrrespondances, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble

2023 harmonia mundi 2023 harmonia mundi

3
Nuit - Réveil des bergers - Cæli aperti sunt
00:18:16

Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Composer - Sébastien Daucé, Conductor, MainArtist - Renaud Brès, MainArtist, BassVocals - Ensemble Corrrespondances, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Randol Rodriguez, MainArtist, TenorSolo

2023 harmonia mundi 2023 harmonia mundi

4
In Nativitate Domini N[ost]ri Jesu Christi Canticum, H. 421
00:10:09

Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Composer - Sébastien Daucé, Conductor, MainArtist - Caroline Weynants, MainArtist, SopranoSolo - Marie-Frédérique Girod, MainArtist, SopranoSolo - Anne-Sophie Petit, MainArtist, SopranoSolo - Ensemble Corrrespondances, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble

2023 harmonia mundi 2023 harmonia mundi

Messe de Minuit, H. 9 (Marc-Antoine Charpentier)

5
Kyrie
00:03:46

Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Composer - Sébastien Daucé, Conductor, MainArtist - Etienne Bazola, MainArtist, BassVocals - Ensemble Corrrespondances, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Jordan Mouaïssia, MainArtist, TenorSolo

2023 harmonia mundi 2023 harmonia mundi

6
Noël sur les instruments, H. 534: Joseph est bien marié
00:00:59

Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Composer - Sébastien Daucé, Conductor, MainArtist - Ensemble Corrrespondances, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble

2023 harmonia mundi 2023 harmonia mundi

7
Gloria
00:04:38

Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Composer - Sébastien Daucé, Conductor, MainArtist - Caroline Weynants, MainArtist, SopranoSolo - Etienne Bazola, MainArtist, BassVocals - Marie-Frédérique Girod, MainArtist, SopranoSolo - Ensemble Corrrespondances, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Randol Rodriguez, MainArtist, TenorSolo

2023 harmonia mundi 2023 harmonia mundi

8
Alma Redemptoris Mater, H. 44
00:04:28

Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Composer - Sébastien Daucé, Conductor, MainArtist - Etienne Bazola, MainArtist, BassVocals - Ensemble Corrrespondances, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Jordan Mouaïssia, MainArtist, TenorSolo

2023 harmonia mundi 2023 harmonia mundi

9
Credo
00:09:30

Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Composer - Paco Garcia, MainArtist - Sébastien Daucé, Conductor, MainArtist - Etienne Bazola, MainArtist, BassVocals - Marie-Frédérique Girod, MainArtist - Anne-Sophie Petit, MainArtist - Ensemble Corrrespondances, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Randol Rodriguez, MainArtist

2023 harmonia mundi 2023 harmonia mundi

10
Noël sur les instruments, H. 531: Laissez paître vos bêtes
00:00:51

Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Composer - Sébastien Daucé, Conductor, MainArtist - Ensemble Corrrespondances, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble

2023 harmonia mundi 2023 harmonia mundi

11
Sanctus
00:02:25

Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Composer - Sébastien Daucé, Conductor, MainArtist - Etienne Bazola, MainArtist, BassVocals - Ensemble Corrrespondances, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Jordan Mouaïssia, MainArtist, TenorSolo

2023 harmonia mundi 2023 harmonia mundi

12
Agnus Dei
00:03:35

Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Composer - Sébastien Daucé, Conductor, MainArtist - Etienne Bazola, MainArtist, BassVocals - Ensemble Corrrespondances, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble - Randol Rodriguez, MainArtist, TenorSolo

2023 harmonia mundi 2023 harmonia mundi

13
Te Deum, H. 147
00:09:31

Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Composer - Sébastien Daucé, Conductor, MainArtist - Ensemble Corrrespondances, MainArtist, MusicalEnsemble

2023 harmonia mundi 2023 harmonia mundi

Album review

Marc-Antoine Charpentier's Messe de Minuit ("Midnight Mass") has been a popular work almost ever since it was composed around 1694, and it was one of the first French Baroque pieces to be recorded during the LP era. It is an absolutely irresistible Christmas piece, with French folk tunes woven into the polyphonic texture. This recording comes along just in time for the 2023 Christmas season, and it should find plenty of listeners. Ensemble Correspondances and leader Sébastien Daucé are specialists in the music of Charpentier, and they capture the particular lilt of this wonderful work with delicately elegant singing throughout. The ensemble is small, with just 11 singers; this may be a bit undersized in a French scene that favored big groups (choral performances at the king's court may have had 100 or more), but the mass was written for a small Jesuit group, and the dimensions feel natural. Another draw is the presence of two sizable small-ensemble cantatas, quite different from each other and sung with the right dramatic emphasis. Here, the forces are perfectly appropriate, and the sound engineering from the Seine Musicale concert hall is ideal. A very satisfying holiday release for the French Baroque lover in one's life.

© James Manheim /TiVo

About the album

Improve album information

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...

Keep Your Courage

Natalie Merchant

Keep Your Courage Natalie Merchant

Money For Nothing

Dire Straits

Money For Nothing Dire Straits

You're the One

Rhiannon Giddens

You're the One Rhiannon Giddens

Live 1978 - 1992

Dire Straits

Live 1978 - 1992 Dire Straits
More on Qobuz
By Sébastien Daucé

Charpentier : Histoires sacrées

Sébastien Daucé

Les Plaisirs du Louvre. Airs pour la Chambre de Louis XIII

Sébastien Daucé

Antoine Boesset : Messe & motets (L'Archange & le Lys)

Sébastien Daucé

Etienne Moulinié : Meslanges pour la Chapelle d'un Prince

Sébastien Daucé

Charpentier: Pastorale de Noël - Antiennes O de l’Avent

Sébastien Daucé

You may also like...

Ymaginacions

La Quintina

Ymaginacions La Quintina

Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine

Raphaël Pichon

Bach : St Matthew Passion (Matthäus-Passion)

René Jacobs

Vivaldi: The Great Venetian Mass

Les Arts Florissants

Vivaldi: The Great Venetian Mass Les Arts Florissants

Schubert: Mass No. 6 in E-Flat Major

The Cleveland Orchestra

Schubert: Mass No. 6 in E-Flat Major The Cleveland Orchestra