Magnificat (Boësset, Antoine de)

Authorship Note
Grove Music attributes this work (and all sacred music attributed to Antoine de Boësset) to his son Jean-Baptiste Boësset. See below, Comments.




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Performers Ensemble vocal Roger Blanchard - Orchestre de chambre et dir. Maurice Hewitt
Publisher Info. Philips, 1957.
Misc. Notes Fastes et divertissements de Versailles, vol. 4 - Disque microsillon 33 t, 30 cm, mono - BnF B-4036 - Disque microsillon 33 t, 30 cm, mono

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General Information

Work Title Magnificat
Alternative. Title
Composer Boësset, Antoine de
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAB 1
Language Latin
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation "a4-V. SSDB et org."

Misc. Comments

  • According to Austin B. Caswell and Georgie Durosoir, in Grove Music, "As Surintendant de la musique de la chambre Boësset wrote the music for many ballets, but there is no evidence that he composed sacred music; the motets and masses bearing his name can almost certainly be attributed to his son Jean-Baptiste.
  • In the Recueil Deslauriers (Various) (no.26, f.29-30), the name is given as "de Boesset" which is obviously where the confusion between Antoine and Jean-Baptiste lies. Further, Grove Music lists a Magnificat written by Jean-Baptiste.
  • Though the Blanchard recording mixes solo and choral voices, the Deslauriers manuscript gives no indications other than "a4-V. SSDB et org."