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Great Beauty

Music by
Étienne Moulinié -
heard by
GERALD FENECH

'The members of Ensemble Correspondances have these pieces under their skin ...'

Étienne Moulinié: Meslanges pour la Chapelle d'un Prince. © 2014 harmonia mundi sa

For those whose interests lie mainly in the French musical legacy of the seventeenth century, the name of Étienne Moulinié (1599-1676) is strongly bonded with that of Gaston de France, Duke of Orleans and only brother of Louis XIII. Although the Duke was a capricious and often rebellious prince, Moulinié was retained in his service for nearly thirty years, and during all this time, the composer provided much sacred music for Gaston's private chapel and his family, leaving for posterity a varied and original œuvre amassed between 1627 and 1660. Although Moulinié's secular music is well known, his sacred output is still a cause for neglect, so this collection representing some of the finest pieces is a most welcome addition to the composer's rather lean discography...

Copyright © 12 March 2015 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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ÉTIENNE MOULINIÉ: MESLANGES POUR LA CHAPELLE D'UN PRINCE

HARMONIA MUNDI

FRANCE

EARLY MUSIC

SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

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