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Marc Antoine Desaugiers
1739 - 1793
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M.A. Desaugiers
Marc Antoine Desaugiers (1739 - 10/09/1793), a French composer (from Fréjus).
Author:Theo Willemze
Contributor:Tassos Dimitriadis (picture)
The French composer Desaugiers worked in Paris in politically restless times. He adopted ideas of the French Revolution (sincerely or by opportunism?). He composed canta Hierodrame in memory of conqest of Fortress Bastilje and used revolutionally song "Ah ca ira" in his opera "Le Medicin malgre lui". Desaugiers was a friend pof Gluck and Sacchini. His Requiem is composed probably to the memory of Sacchini. Like many other composers at that time (like Mozart, Haydn, Gossec and Gluck) Desaugiers was a member of the freemasonry. This is unclear but the son of the composer, Marc-Antoine Madelaine, assured that his father was a freemason.
Desaugiers composed a Miserere (1777), about twenty opera's, a symphony and the Idylle sur la Naissance de Jesus Christ.
Author:Pentti Kauppi
Composed in:1786
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
In memory of:Antonio Sacchini, the composer's friend
Label(s):Erol 200030
This requiem mass was written in 1786, for the death of Desaugiers's friend Antonio Sacchini (1730-1786), a composer as well.
Source:The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians and Propylaën, Welt der Musik, Die Komponisten
Contributor:Tassos Dimitriadis
This Requiem is strongly influenced by the Requiem of Gossec. It contains:
01. Requiem aeternam (Introït)
02. Te decet hymnus
03. Kyrie eleison
04. Si ambulum (Graduel)
05. Virga tua
06. Dies irae (Prose)
07. Tuba mirum
08. Mors stupebit
09. Liber scriptus
10. Quaerens me
11. Preces meae
12. Confutatis
13. Oro supplex
14. Pie Jesu
15. Domine Jesu Christe (Offertoire)
16. Sed signifer Sanctus
17. Sanctus (Sanctus)
18. Agnus Dei (Agnus Dei)
19. Lux aeterna (Communion)
Source:booklet of cd Erol 200030
Contributor:Penti Kauppi
Antonio Sacchini