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André Campra was a French composer and conductor. Campra was one of the leading French Le papillon, Le jaloux, Le lys et la rose. Sacred works. Nisi Dominus (); Requiem (after ); Motets for the royal chapel (–) . Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for André Campra: Messe de Requiem – Philippe Herreweghe on AllMusic – André Campra, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Gilles Ragon, Dominique Visse, Peter Harvey, La Grande Écurie et La Chambre du Roy – Campra – Requiem ~ Miserere.

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André Campra

Retrieved 12 June How curious, since he does not even have an anniversary in the offing. The advent of the CD seems to have prompted a flurry of interested in the music of Andre Campra The performance is attentive to points of style and has some particularly convincing solo singing, notably from two British artists, John Elwes and Stephen Varcoe. You can help campda adding to it.

Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before. Featured Popular Ensembles Academy of St. Composition Artist Credits Messe de Requiem. We find evidence of that, for example, in the Gradualwhose reiterated ”non, non” etc. Retrieved from ” https: In he gave up his post at Notre-Dame and devoted himself to theatrical music with critical success.

Its date of composition is uncertain but, since the closing fugue is an elaboration gequiem one which he had incorporated into his grand motet ofDer profundiswe might suppose it to have been composed sometime after that.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rather, it is a finely crafted and gentle work, mainly homophonic in structure.

André Campra – Wikipedia

Campra added violins to the performance of sacred music at the Paris cathedral, a controversial innovation in an era when they were considered street instruments. Inhe adopted the composition of sacred music as his only profession. The orchestra, too, nake a strong contribution with several instances of effective woodwind playing.

He was reprimanded by his superiors in for having taken part in theatrical performances without permission, but was nevertheless made a chaplain on 27 May of that year.

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He also wrote three books of cantatas as well as religious music, including a requiem. Bertil van Boer Read less. This new recording from Harmonia Mundi is the third to have been released commercially.

Messe de Requiem (Campra, André) – IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music

By he had obtained all of the usual prestigious posts but retreated back into composing sacred music as the French critics targeted him more frequently. Views Read Edit View reqiuem. This disc presents two of the later works of his long career, a Requiem written around or so and one of the grands motetsa setting of Psalm for soloists, chorus, and small orchestra in the Lullian tradition. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. In the end it is more a matter of personal taste than a question of choosing the better performance.


Herreweghe does full musical justice to Campra’s score but Gardiner succeeds better in stirring our requien. The perfect gift for the classical music enthusiasts! The lovely, lyrical soprano duet of the latter, indeed, is far removed from the sentiment of the overall text, instead creating a moment of crystal clear musical light in their brief gavotte.

Compared with John Eliot Gardiner’s Erato account of the same work, Herreweghe may well strike us as being a little cool, a little detached; it seems a small point but in the end, I think it is the crucial one for Gardiner introduces an intensity to his reading which is persuasive.

Campra Requiem Mass

The new version is beautifully recorded and, as I say, eloquently performed. Les Pages et Les Chantres de Versailles. This title is currently unavailable.

The New Penguin Opera Guide. Others, however, place the work earlier in Campra’s life. This section needs expansion.

I have long found this work of great and, it would seem, enduring beauty. The performance, taken apparently from a concert at Versailles devoted to Campra, is quite moving.

Campra was a gifted theatre composer and knew well how to handle the components of an elaborate sacred work in a colourful and dramatic manner.