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France : Europe/Paris

Sébastien Daucé and the Ensemble Correspondances: The Coronation of Louis XIV

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On June 7, 1654, in the Reims Cathedral, Louis Dieudonné de Bourbon, is crowned King of France. Reims welcomes this ceremony with all the splendor possible and will be for a few days the center of a kingdom rebuilt around the young king of sixteen. The ceremonial is impressive as could be that of a theater and all the "grands" of the kingdom of France, but also the rulers of Europe, are present in the cathedral of Reims. If there is no indication of what music was played on this occasion, we can find over a careful investigation many clues. Sébastien Daucé and his ensemble Correspondances propose, with the precious help of the musicologist Thomas Leconte, a coronation of Louis XIV in music, discovering to the music lover of the 21st century the polyphonic treasures of past times.


  • Les Pages du Centre de musique baroque de Versailles
  • Ensemble Correspondances
  • Sébastien Daucé (Conductor)


The Coronation of Louis XIV

Pavane for the wedding of Louis XIII

Antoine Boesset (1587 - 1643)
Anna mater matris

Étienne Moulinié (1599 - 1676)
Beata Dei genitrix

Anonymous [manuscript Deslauriers]
Virgo Dei genitrix
Tota pulchra es

Pavane for the wedding of Monsieur de Vandome

Jean Veillot (1600 - 1662)
Sacris solemniis

Antiphon Ecce mitto Angelum meum

Psalm Domine in virtute tua

Anonymous [manuscript of Tours]
Jubilate Deo

Anonymous [Philidor manuscript]
Pavane for the wedding of Henry IV

Antiphon O pretiosum munus

Anonymous [manuscript Deslauriers]
Benedicite omnia opera

Comfortare and esto vires

Anonymous [manuscript of Tours]
Omnes Gentes Pludite Manibus

Roland de Lassus (1532 - 1594)
O rex vivat!

Henry Du Mont (1610 - 1684)
In lectulo meo

Antiphon Gentem francorum

Francesco Cavalli (1602 - 1676)
Dixit Dominus

Anonymous [Philidor]
Pavane for the coronation of Louis XIII

Antiphon Unxerunt Salomonem Sadoch

Étienne Moulinié
Cantate Domino

Thomas Gobert (1630 - 1708)
Domine Salvum fac regem

Anonymous [Philidor manuscript]
Pavane La petite Guerre

Anonymous [manuscript of Tours]
Te Deum for 2 choirs

Coronation Mass
Plainsong Factus is dominated protector

Charles d'Helfer (1598 - 1661)

Francesco Cavalli
Sonata a 12

Charles d'Helfer

O vere digna hostia

Anonymous [manuscript of Tours]
O salutaris hostia

Étienne Moulinié

Plainsong Pax domini

Étienne Moulinié
Flores Apparuerunt

Plainsong Ite missa is

Anonymous [manuscript Deslauriers]
Gaudete and exultate

Recording: June 15 2019 - Chapelle Royale | Versailles
Director:  Stéphan Aubé
Duration: 01:48

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