Charpentier: Messe pour les trespasses

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COMPOSERS: Charpentier
LABELS: Virgin
WORKS: Charpentier: Messe pour les trespasses; plus various choral works
PERFORMER: Choeur de Chambre de Namur; Ensemble La Fenice/Jean Tubery
CATALOGUE NO: 628 5032

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Charpentier gets top-billing, but CD2 spotlights his near-contemporary, Pierre Tabart, a provincial maître de chappelle, and provides a fascinating glimpse of liturgical music away from the Versailles and Paris centres of power. Barry Witherden