Super flumina Babylonis (Giroust, François)




MP3 file (audio)
Vangi (2017/6/16)

Performers Edith Selig, Denise Monteil, Jeannine Colard, Michel Hamel,
Georges Abdoun, Xavier Depraz (voices)
Orchestre et Chorale des Jeunesses Musicales de France
Louis Martini (conductor), Marie-Claire Alain (organ)
Publisher Info. Paris: Erato, 1957. LDE 3032.
Misc. Notes BnF B-2052 - Disque microsillon, 33 t, 30 cm
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General Information

Work Title Super flumina Babylonis
Alternative. Title
Composer Giroust, François
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFG 7
Language Latin
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical

Misc. Comments

  • Giroust set the Super Flumina Babylonis twice. One of the settings, according to Grove Music, was submitted to "a contest sponsored by the Concert Spirituel in 1768 . . . There were three finalists, and when Giroust was revealed as the composer not only of the first prize, but also of a specially demanded second prize, there was a great sensation. The second setting was compared with the work of Pergolesi and it seems d’Alembert and others supported it believing it to be by Philidor."
  • It is not known whether this is the first or second of these settings.