de BROSSARD (Sébastien)

Sébastien de Brossard (1655-1730)

  • The French baroque composer Sébastien de Brossard comes from a Norman aristocratic family (he was born on September 12, 1655 in Dompierre in the Orne). Ordained priest in Caen, he moved to Paris and was appointed vicar in 1687 at the cathedral of Strasbourg.
  • His compositions are then signed: M. Br VP. E. MDC. D. L. C. D. STR (Monsieur Brossard Prébendé and Maître de Chapelle De La Cathedrale de Strasbourg). From 1698 he was chapel master at the Cathedral of Meaux, of which Bossuet (1627-1704) had been bishop since 1681. He died there on August 10, 1730.
  • Sébastien de Brossard composed motets (little and grands), cantatas and sonatas, as well as 6 collections of serious tunes to drink. Passionate collector, he brings together a unique set of partitions of great value and donates his library in 1724 to Louis the 15th (in return for a pension).
  • De Brossard is considered as a musicologist and music theorist. His Music dictionary, published in 1703, has been republished many times.

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The music of this song is totally baroque, even in its lyrics. Its "peasant" character is in the words and certain clumsy and almost caricatured French expressions of what was considered to speak of the countryside ("je gaussions", "dieu marcy"...

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S. de BROSSARD

Music composed by Sébastien de Brossard and published in 1691 in a collection of serious and drinking songs. Windward the Estandars, Flags, Signs, Colonels and Soldiers, Colonels and Soldiers, Lieutenants, Captains. With the glass in hand, the...

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S. DE BROSSARD

Sébastien de Brossard, while being a pre-sold vicar and chapel master of the cathedral of Strasbourg (according to the information published in the header of his collection of serious and drinking tunes, this, under the initials M. Br VP. E. MDC....

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