Midnight Christmas Mass by Charpentier
MIDNIGHT CHRISTMAS MASS BY CHARPENTIER
1h30 without interval
Messe de minuit
In nativitatem Domini canticum
Alongside his ensemble Correspondances, Sébastien Daucé passionately revives the music of the 17th century. Adamant about giving a new life to forgotten composers, he also defends masterpieces of more established repertoire. The Midnight Christmas Mass can be classified in this latter category, and is the reason for Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s (1643-1704) worldwide success. A tasteful mix of scholarly and popular tradition, of simple melodies and of complex arrangements, gives a universal taste to this Christmas music and makes it accessible to all.