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Sébastien de Brossard
1655 - 1730
France
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S. de Brossard
Sébastien de Brossard (12/09/1655 - 10/08/1730), a French composer from Dompierre. He studied philosophy and theology at Caen, Normandy. He wrote some compostions under the anagram of "Robsard des Fontaines". He was an autodidact with the help of Kircher's Musurgia and composed mostly sacred music.
Source:Grove's dictionary of music and musicians
Contributor:Tassos Dimitriadis (picture)
Quatre leçons des morts
Period:Baroque
Musical form:lessons
Text/libretto:Latin
Label(s):EMI 5 45271 2
Virgin Veritas 7243 3 82013 2 4
The Lectiones are for two voices and three instruments.
Contributor:Tassos Dimitriadis
The Quatre leçons des morts, four lessons of the dead contains:
I Première leçon des morts:
1. Sonatine ad libitum, adagio.
2. Parce mihi domine
3. Visitas eum diluculo
4. Usquequo non tollis parcis mihi
5. Peccavi quid falciam tibi
6. Cur non tollis peccatum meum
7. Ecce nunc in pulvere dormiam
II Deuxième leçon des morts:
1. Sonatine ad libitum, adagio
2. Taedet animam meam
3. Dicam Deo
4. Numquid bonum
5. Numquid oculi
6. Numquid sicut
7. Et sicas quia mihi
III Troisième leçon des morts:
1. Sonatine ad libitum, adagio
2. Manus tuae fecerunt me
3. Memento quaeso
4. Vitam et misericordiam
IV Quatrième leçon des morts:
1. Sonatine ad libitum, adagio
2. Responde mihi
3. Cur faciem tuam abscondis
4. Scribis enim contra me
5. Posuisti in nervo pedem meum
6. Qui quasi putredo

These Quatre leçons des morts, four lessons of the dead have been written by de Brossard on texts out of the Officium Responsorium ad Matutinum more specific four Lectionis, Lessons, Parce mihi Domine, Taedet animam meam, Manus tuae fecerunt me and Responde mihi. They are the first four Lessons published in the Liber Usualis belonging to the Officium Responsorium ad Matutinum.
The Quatre leçons des morts have been written and published in Straszbourg 1696/1697.
These four Lessons of the Dead have been written for two voices soprano and haute-contre, 2 violins and basso continuo. Only the first Lesson is written for two Sopranos. Style High Baroque and a mixture between Italian and French style.
Author:Wim Goossens