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Charles d'Helfer
1598 - 1661
France
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C. d'Helfer
Charles d'Helfer -also: De Helfer- (1598 - 1661), a French composer. He wrote some excellent masses.
Source:Grove's dictionary of music and musicians
Requiem, Oraison Funebre de Charles III de Lorraine
Period:Late Renaissance
Composed in:1608
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
In memory of:Charles III de Lorraine
Label(s):Astrée Auvidis E 8521
This requiem was written for the funeral of Charles III de Lorraine (1543–1608)
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Charles III de Lorraine
(dedicatee)
Requiem
Period:Late Renaissance
Composed in:1624
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
In memory of:Duc de Lorraine Henri II
Label(s):Astrée Auvidis E 8521
This requiem was written for the funeral of Henri II Duc de Lorraine (1563 - 1624).
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Duc de Lorraine
Henri II (dedicatee)
Missa pro defunctis à quatre voix
Period:Baroque
Composed in:1656
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Duration:ca.20'
Label(s):Calliope CAL 9891
Charles d'Helfer is best remembered for his requiem for four voices of 1656 which was used for the funeral of composer Michel Richard Delalande in 1726 and was the basis of Julien-Amable Mathieu (1734-1811) and François Giroust's requiem mass for Louis XV in 1775. This Missa pro defunctis à quatre voix contains:
- Introitus 4'30
- Kyrie 1'36
- Graduel 2'48
- Offertoire 3'41
- Sanctus 2'12
- Pie Jesu 1'53
- Agnus Dei 2'12
- Post communion 1'31
Source:booklet of cd Calliope CAL 9891
Contributor:Pentti Ruokonen