MeF 356 - Jean-Baptiste Lully : Air des trembleurs (for 3 mixed voices).
Everybody knows Henry Purcell's "Air du Froid", taken from King Arthur, composed in 1691.
Lully had used this principle of vocal staccato as early as 1677 to evoke the...
A traditional carol with a joyful and simple music. Written for three mixed voices (Sop, Alt, Men), the different verses are treated with 3 different easy structures to allow a varied and lively dialogue.
MeF 857 : Yver, vous n'estes qu'un villain (version B 1898).
Winter, how naughty you are!
There are two different versions of this Debussy composition (date april 1898)
- Version A, according to the complete score MEF 857
- Version B, according to...
This motet is originally written for 2 equal voices, with an organ accompaniment not required (see the score MeF 1702).
The version with three mixed voices was made by adapting the left hand part of the organ into a part for male voice
This work is originally written for 3 male voices and organ. Here it is transposed for 3 mixed voices to allow you to appreciate the already asserted style of Gabriel Fauré, when he was only 24 years old when he wrote it.
The original version...
MeF 854 - Claude Debussy ; Dieu ! Qu'il la fait bon regarder (first version 1898)
Prior to the version to be published in 1908, Claude Debussy had composed "Deux chansons de Charles d'Orléans", which are works, in a way, simpler, but all as...
- O! Genty, joly verre (Dubuisson)
- Combien de fois avec mon verre
- Bon vin (J-B Bousset)
- Profitons des bienfaits (Bodin de Boismortier)
- Que ferons-nous, amis ? (Bouteiller)
- Je ne veux plus dormir (Dornel)
- C'est dans la saison de...