Celebrating Couperin #1844
…commemorating the 350th anniversary of the birth of one of the foremost French Baroque composers, François Couperin le Grande (1668-1733).
COUPERIN: Kyrie (5 Verses), fr Messe proper pour les Couvents –Gregorian Scola La Fidelissima/Joseph Cabré; Olivier Vernet (1790 Cavaille/Church of St. Guilhelm, Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert, France) Ligia Digital 0104041
Filler – Kyrie/Vernet (see above)
Filler – Gloria 9/Schoonbroodt (see above)
Various members of the Couperin family, beginning with uncle Louis Couperin (1626-1661) held the position of organist at the Church of St. Gervaise in Paris for 173 years, beginning in 1653. François le Grande (b. 11/10/1668) was organist there from 1687 to 1723. His Livre d’orgue, containing the two Masses, was published in 1691, when he was twenty-two years old.