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Jean-Marie Rousseau
c.1725 - 1784
France
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J.M. Rousseau
Jean-Marie Rousseau (ca.1725 - 17/02/1784), a French composer, from Dijon. In his early years, he was a chorister in Dijon, Arras and Beauvais and choir master of the "Onze Lieve Vrouw" (Notre Dame) cathedral of Tournai (Doornik) from 1762 till his death in 1784. He composed 16 masses (a 4 and 5), 3 Te Deums voor soli and chorus and 41 motets.
Author:Jose Remacle
Source:LP jacket - Duchesne DD 6063 (Liege) Musique sacree du XVIIIe s. a Tournai
Contributor:Arye Kendi
Requiem (3x)
Period:Classicism
Musical form:masses
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Rousseau wrote 4 Requiems.
Source:Dagny Wegner, Requiemvertonungen in Frankreich zwischen 1670 und 1850, Hamburg, 2005
Messe des defunts
Period:Classicism
Composed in:1784
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Duration:ca.25'
Label(s):Duchesne DD 6063
Messe des defunts, no 16 (1784) for mixed choir, some dozen instruments and organ. Duration: ca 25'. It contains:
- Requiem
- Kyrie
- Agnus Dei
- Et lux perpetua
He composed the work for the approaching death of a friend, but died on the way to Lille to his funeral. Thus the requiem was first performed at the funeral of the composer himself.
Author:Jose Remacle
Source:LP jacket - Duchesne DD 6063 (Liege) Musique sacree du XVIIIe s. a Tournai
Contributor:Arye Kendi