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Home » French Composers » Desmarest

Henry Desmarest (1661-1741)

Recordings

Lully, Campra, Destouches, Desmarest, Collasse. Fleur de Lys - pour le Roy. Ballets Baroques. The Brand (1 CD, December 2010). Details. Leipziger Barockorchester. DE
Lully, Campra, Destouches, Desmarest, Collasse. Fleur de Lys III - pour Maîtres de Danse. Ballets Baroques. The Brand (1 CD, August 2009). Details. Leipziger Barockorchester. US | DE
Henry Desmarest (1661-1741). Vénus et Adonis (1697). Ambroisie / Naïve AMB 127 (2 CDs, April 2007). Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques, Choeur de l'Opera de Nancy et de Lorraine. Vénus: Karine Deshayes, mezzo-soprano; Adonis: Sébastien Droy, tenor; Cidippe: Anna-Maria Panzarella, soprano; Mars: Henk Neven, baritone; Bellone: Ingrid Perruche, soprano; Une Habitante de Chypre / Une Voix: Laure Baert, soprano; Une Habitante de Chypre / Une Nymphe: Yu Ree Jang, soprano; Un Suivant de Mars: Ryland Angel, countertenor; Un Habitant / Un Plaisir: Anders Dahlin, tenor; La Jalousie / Un Habitant: Jean Teitgen, bass. Livret de Jean-Baptiste Rousseau. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Henry Desmarest. Grands Motets volume II. Glossa GCD 921610 (1 CD, October 2005). CD booklet (pdf). Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel. Hanna Bayodi & Stéphanie Révidat, sopranos; François-Nicolas Geslot, haute-contre; Sébastien Droy, tenor; Benoît Arnould, bass. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Henry Desmarest. Grands Motets volume I. Glossa GCD 921607 (1 CD 2004). CD booklet (pdf). Hervé Niquet. Le Concert Spirituel. Marie-Louise Duthoit & Hanna Bayodi, sopranos; Robert Getchell, haute-contre; Stephan van Dyck, tenor; Alain Buet, baritone; Emmanuel Vistorky, bass. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Henry Desmarest. Manuscrit des Ursulines de la Nouvelle-Orléans. K617 134 (1 CD 2002). Anne-Catherine Bucher, Le Concert Lorrain. Excellent recording of excerpts from a manuscript copied from a manuscript published in Paris in 1737 and taken to New Orleans. In addition to the motet by Desmarest entitled "Les Louanges de Dieu" and other movements by Desmarest, this CD includes pieces by Lully, Marais, Campra, François Couperin, Montéclair and Salomon. US | UK | DE | CA | FR | JP
Henry Desmarest. Messe à deux choeurs et deux orchestres. Virgin Veritas 5454162 (1 CD 2000). Details. Olivier Schneebeli, Les Pages & Chantres de la Chapelle, Nova Stravaganza. With organ pieces by Louis Marchand played by Frédéric Désenclos. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Henry Desmarest. Grands Motets Lorrains. Erato 8573-80223-2 (1 CD 2000). William Christie, Les Arts Florissants. Sophie Daneman, soprano; Rebecca Ockenden, soprano; Paul Agnew, haute-contre; Laurent Slaars, tenor; Arnaud Marzorati, bass. Usquequo Domine, Lauda Jerusalem & Domine, ne in furore. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Henry Desmarest. La Diane de Fontainebleau (1686). Astrée E 8633 (1 CD 1998). Hugo Reyne, La Simphonie du Marais. Diane: Françoise Masset, soprano; 1ère Nymphe: Raphaële Kennedy, soprano; 2ème Nymphe: Marie-Noëlle Maerten, soprano; L'Automne: Marie-Louis Duthoit, soprano; Le Tibre: Arnaud Marzorati, baritone; Un chasseur: Patrick Aubailly, tenor; Le Sommeil: Christophe Laporte, countertenor. The liner notes indicate that this is the only surviving petit-opéra by Desmarest, although the CMBV edition is marked volume 1. He composed others at the court of Philip V and in Lorraine, all of which apparently have been lost. This is a truly outstanding opera, performance and recording. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Books

Jean Duron & Yves Ferraton (eds.) Vénus & Adonis: tragédie en musique de Henry Desmarest (1697). Livret, études et commentaires. Details. Mardaga (CMBV) 2006. 191 pages. FR
Jean Duron & Yves Ferraton (eds.) Henry Desmarest (1661-1741): Exils d'un musicien dans l'Europe du Grand Siécle. Details. Mardaga (CMBV) 2005. 458 pages. FR

Sheet Music

Henry Desmarest. Didon (1693). tragédie lyrique sur un livret de Mme de Saintonge. Critical edition by Géraldine Gaudefroy-Demombynes & Jean Duron. CMBV 2003. 316 pages. Details & pdf excerpts.

Henry Desmarest. La Diane de Fontainebleau. Petit Opéra. Critical edition by Jean Duron. CMBV 1998. 124 pages. Details & pdf excerpts.

Henry Desmarest. Grands motets lorrains pour Louis XIV. Critical edition by Jean Duron. CMBV 2000. 336 pages. Details & pdf excerpts.

Henry Desmarest. Messe à deux choeurs et deux orchestres. Critical edition by Xavier Janot & Jean Duron. CMBV 2000. 230 pages. Details & pdf excerpts.

Henry Desmarest. Grands motets versaillais, vol. 1. Critical edition by Jean Duron. CMBV. Forthcoming. Details & pdf excerpts.

Henry Desmarest. Grands motets pour le duc Léopold de Lorraine. Critical edition by Catherine Cessac. CMBV. Forthcoming. Details & pdf excerpts.

Links

Le magazine de l'opera-baroque page on Desmarest

CMBV Colloque 1999: Le Parcours Europeen du Compositeur Henry Desmarest Intervenants

www.newolde.com/desmarest.htm


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