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Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Tristis Est Anima Mea H 126 By Les Arts Florissants

4 min
Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Tristis Est Anima Mea H 126 By Les Arts Florissants

A clouded melody

As has always been unusual for successful composers, Marc-Antoine Charpentier was well-liked and regarded by his peers. Here in Abbaye de Saint Michel en Thiérarche, the harmonies in this work piece together a melody which is clear only after it is sung. This is because one of the two singer’s notes is resolved at the end of a phrase, meaning the remaining note is that which carries the melody - it is the note which is harmonised. Do you enjoy his work as much as his Baroque colleagues?

Full concert
Works By Marc-Antoine Charpentier By The Arts Florissants Conducted By Paul Agnew
Abbaye, Saint Michel en Thiérarche
Composer·rice
Marc-Antoine Charpentier
All artists
  • Paul AgnewConductor
  • Les Arts FlorissantsVocal and instrumental ensemble