JEAN-JOSEPH CASSANÉA DE MONDONVILLE (1711-1772): De profundis, Magnus Dominus, Nisi Dominus, Cantate Domino.
Catalogue Number: 05R022
Reference: GCD 923508
Description: Mondonville continued and developed the French tradition of the grand motet - spectacular religious works which were often performed in the public sphere - set in place by Lully and Lalande. This set of four, only one of which is otherwise available on disc, dates from as early as 1734 (Magnus Dominus) to the 1748 De profundis and all are distinguished by virtuosic scoring and tuneful, flowing melodies. 2 CDs. Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Daniela Skorka (sopranos), Mathias Vidal, Jeffrey Thompson (countertenors), Alain Buet (bass), Purcell Choir, Orfeo Orchestra; György Vashegyi.