Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022 – 7:30 p.m.

On demand until Thursday, March 10th, 2022 – 12 p.m.
Bon-Pasteur Historical Chapel
100, Sherbrooke East, Montreal
Sherbrooke Subway Station

SUMMARY

“Petit motets” were described as such in France because they called for neither an orchestra nor a choir. Beginning in the 1640s, they were heard, sung by the finest voices, in all of the religious houses in the kingdom. Exquisitely refined, the genre maintained close ties with the sensuality of Italian art, as evidenced by the motets of French composers—by birth or by adoption—Dumont, Danielis, Lorenzani, and Lully, which are similar to those of their counterparts Nanino, Giamberti, and Branca.

PROGRAM

XVIIe century French and Italian Petits motets

DISTRIBUTION

Anne-Marie Beaudette, Bronwyn Thies-Thompson and Jacqueline Woodley, sopranos
Christophe Gauthier, harpsichord