4 Versets d'un motet (Couperin, François)



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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Christophe Ballard, 1703.
Misc. Notes Bibliothèque nationale de France, Musique (F-Pn): RISM A/I: C 4270
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General Information

Work Title Quatre versets d'un motet composé et chanté par ordre du roy
Alternative. Title
Composer Couperin, François
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. RISM A/I: C 4270
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFC 21
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 sections
  1. Tabascere me fecit
  2. Ignitum eloquium
  3. Adolescentulus sum ego
  4. Justitia tua
  5. Qui dat nivem*
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1702-03
First Performance. 1703-03
First Publication. 1703 - Paris: Christophe Ballard
Librettist Psalms CXIX (vs.11-14), CXLVII (vs.5)
Language Latin
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation 2 sopranos, 2 flutes, violin, continuo
Extra Information *Versets 1 to 4 are from the Mirabilia testimonia tua (Ps.119, vs.11-14). The 5th verset "chanté par Mademoiselle Couperin à sa reception" is from Lauda Jerusalem (Ps.147, vs.5). The composer must have been considered it optional as it seems to have been an encore at a Versailles concert from the previous year.