Henri Ledroit & Gérard Lesne / Ricercar Consort / Choeur de Chambre de Namur & La Fenice, cond. Jean Tubéry
Henry Du Mont (1610-1684) Motets à voix seule, Motets en écho, Préludes et Symphonies, Pièces d’orgue; Léonard Hodemont (ca. 1580-1636) Motets à voix seule; Gilles Henri Hayne (1590-1650) Messe de Requiem pour Marie de Médicis Trois Antiennes mariales
Marie de Médicis died in Cologne on 3 July 1642. The funeral procession halted at Liège, where it was received with much pomp and splendour. A Missa pro defunctis for 6 voices and other new works by Gilles Hayne were sung during the religious services. Several decades later, the Liège-born organist of the Church of St. Paul in Paris, Henry Du Mont, was appointed “Maître de Chapelle” to Louis XIV. The Cantica Sacra, his first volume of motets, was published in 1652 and established him as one of the creators of the “motet français”; he also composed the first “motets à voix seule”.