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Until the end of the Ancien R√©gime, one of the main activities of composers - and one of their chief means of subsistence - was that of ma√ģtre de chapelle or Kapellmeister, directing the music performed at religious services attended by the princely families who employed them. Although this mostly concerned ordinary occasions, sometimes even on a daily basis, such composers also had to provide music tailored for specific and sometimes unexpected events, such as a military victory that had to be celebrated by a Te Deum or, more sadly, the death of a sovereign. For this five-album set, Alpha Classics has assembled eight requiems, from Antoine de F√©vin's Mass of the Dead for Anne of Brittany to Luigi Cherubini's Mass for the return to France of the remains of Louis XVI.
Until the end of the Ancien R√©gime, one of the main activities of composers - and one of their chief means of subsistence - was that of ma√ģtre de chapelle or Kapellmeister, directing the music performed at religious services attended by the princely families who employed them. Although this mostly concerned ordinary occasions, sometimes even on a daily basis, such composers also had to provide music tailored for specific and sometimes unexpected events, such as a military victory that had to be celebrated by a Te Deum or, more sadly, the death of a sovereign. For this five-album set, Alpha Classics has assembled eight requiems, from Antoine de F√©vin's Mass of the Dead for Anne of Brittany to Luigi Cherubini's Mass for the return to France of the remains of Louis XVI.
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Format: CD
Label: ALPHA
Rel. Date: 10/22/2021
UPC: 3760014197796

Royal Requiem / Various (Box)
Artist: Royal Requiem / Various (Box)
Format: CD
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Until the end of the Ancien R√©gime, one of the main activities of composers - and one of their chief means of subsistence - was that of ma√ģtre de chapelle or Kapellmeister, directing the music performed at religious services attended by the princely families who employed them. Although this mostly concerned ordinary occasions, sometimes even on a daily basis, such composers also had to provide music tailored for specific and sometimes unexpected events, such as a military victory that had to be celebrated by a Te Deum or, more sadly, the death of a sovereign. For this five-album set, Alpha Classics has assembled eight requiems, from Antoine de F√©vin's Mass of the Dead for Anne of Brittany to Luigi Cherubini's Mass for the return to France of the remains of Louis XVI.

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