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Claude Lejeune: Muze honorons l'illustre & grand Henry ()

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composed by Claude Le Jeune

Henry of Navarre, a Huguenot, was required to convert to Roman Catholicism before he could be crowned Henry IV, King of France, in 1594. Claude le Jeune, also a Huguenot, was not required to convert when Henry appointed him Royal Composer in 1595 and thus was able to remain what he had always been, a devout French Protestant. In this survey of his settings of texts from both sides of the religious abyss that divided France in the sixteenth century, le Jeune shows himself as a great composer for either side. Indeed, although ...

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  1. Muze Honorons, chorus in honor of Henry IV
  2. Psalm 33: Deum Celebrate Vocantes (en vers mesurés à l'Antique)
  3. Magnificat
  4. Adjuro vos filiae Hierusalem, motet
  5. Tristitia Obsedit Me, motet
  6. Psalm 88: O Seigneur, J'espars, for 2, 4 & 5 voices
  7. Psalms 114 & 115: Quand pour Egipte éloigner / Non, non à nour, for 5 & 6 voices
  8. Psalm 136: Louë tous ce Dieu qui est dous, for double choir (8 voices)
  9. Dieu nous te loüons (Te Deum) (Pseaumes en vers mesurez)
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Claude Lejeune: Muze honorons l'illustre & grand Henry
2004, Alpha Productions

UPC: 3760014190322


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