Muffat: Missa In Labore Requies / Guillon, Le Banquet Céleste, La Guilde des Mercenaires

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The powerful Catholic Archbishop of Salzburg, renowned for the extraordinary religious ceremonies held at his cathedral, received a splendid festival mass from Muffat. Muffat was a true European: he studied music in Paris with Lully, was an organist in Alsace, and had positions in Vienna, Prague, and Salzburg. He was a man who fused Italian, French and German styles, adding his extravagant verve, especially for this 1690 Pentecost. The music is written for twenty-four different voices and has to be distributed through the space by five choirs, along with impressive effects from the trumpets and percussion. The Royal Chapel allows this “immense” music to be set in space as it deserves. Le Banquet Céleste (Damien Guillon) and La Guilde des Mercenaires (Adrien Mabire) rise to the challenge of performing this work of exceptional proportions!



Product Description:


  • Release Date: October 20, 2023


  • Catalog Number: CVS106


  • UPC: 3760385430133


  • Label: Chateau de Versailles


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Period: Baroque


  • Composer: Georg Muffat


  • Conductor: Damien Guillon


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Banquet Celeste, La Guilde des Mercenaires