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François Giroust
1738 - 1799
France
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F. Giroust
François Giroust (09/04/1738 (1737?) - 28/08/1799), a French composer, born in Paris. He was a boy-singer at Notre-Dame, Paris, lived for some time in Orléans.
Source: Grove’s dictionary of music and musicians
Contributor:Frans van Wijck
Dies irae
Period:Classicism
Composed in:1765
Musical form:motet
Text/libretto:Thomas de Celano (1190 - c.1255)
Label(s):Erato 2292-45024
No details available.
Contributor:Arye Kendi
Requiem
Period:Classicism
Composed in:1770c
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Requiem for SATB choir and orchestra (1760/1771).
Source:Robert Chase, Dies Irae: A Guide to Requiem Music, Scarecrow Press, Inc. 2003
Missa pro defunctis
Period:Classicism
Composed in:1775
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
In memory of:Louis XV
Giroust is problaby also the composer of this mass.
It is written in memory of Louis XV, who died in 1774.
Author:J. Elby: 'Music in the Ancien Régime. A requiem mass for Louis XV: Charles d'Helfer, François Giroust and the Missa pro defunctis of 1775'
Source:Early Music, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp. 218-233: Abstract.
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Louis XV
(dedicatee)