Artist: Ensemble Correspondances, Swbastien Daucw
Title: Du Mont : O Mysterium (Motets, Elevations pour Louis XIV)
Genre: Classical
Release Date: 2016
Duration: 01:11:10
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz
Label: harmonia mundi

Cultivated at the height of the French baroque, Henry Du Mont’s Grands Motets were written for the court of Louis XIV and published posthumously in 1684. Alongside Lully, Du Mont is credited as the creator of the form — an opulent style of church composition for soloists and choir. On O Mysterium, Sebastien Dauce leads the Ensemble Correspondances in a program of Du Mont ‘s Motets & Elevations pour la Chapelle de Louis XIV.
For 20 years (from 1663 to 1683) Henry Du Mont directed the music of the Sun King’s chapel. For the daily Mass there he built up a new repertory consisting of motets for full chorus and more intimate pieces for solo voices. The former aimed to transpose to the context of ‘ordinary’ the format of the large-scale works conceived for extraordinary ceremonies. Sbastien Dauc presents an innovative approach to these grands motets, that at once links specific musical features with historical data, for each of which he adopts a specific instrumental scoring.


  1. Motets pour la Chapelle du Roy: Memorare – 7:37
  2. Motets à III parties: Jesu dulcedo cordium – 3:41
  3. Motets à IV parties: Desidero te millies – 3:07
  4. Motets pour la Chapelle du Roy: O æterne misericors Deus – 8:51
  5. Motets à III parties: Sub umbra noctis profundæ – 4:22
  6. Motets pour la Chapelle du Roy: O mysterium – 7:20
  7. Cantica sacra: Allemanda Gravis – 3:10
  8. Motets à III parties: Ave Regina cælorum – 3:29
  9. Motets pour la Chapelle du Roy: O dulcissima – 10:56
  10. Motets à deux voix: Quam pulchra es – 4:57
  11. Motets à III parties: O præcelsum – 3:28
  12. Motets pour la Chapelle du Roy: Super flumina Babylonis – 10:19