Lalande : Grands Motets

7 July 2017 - 8pm
Approximate duration: 
2h intermission including

When Louis XIV inaugurated the new chapel of château de Versailles in 1710, Michel-Richard de Lalande became the all-powerful King’s musician, succeeding Lully. 


With four offices of Chapel Music Master, he was the great organiser of the Court’s ordinary and extraordinary services. This programme proposes Lalande’s most beautiful grand motets, composed for the religious services in the new chapel: they were designed specifically for the acoustics of this new venue: among the masterpieces of French sacred music they would be performed in Versailles and in Paris, until the end of the 1760s.



Michel Richard de Lalande (1657-1726)
Grands Motets
Venite exultemus
Confitemini domino
Dominus regnavit
De profundis


Production : Centre de musique baroque de Versailles

Coréalisation : Château de Versailles Spectacles - Centre de musique baroque de Versailles

Partitions éditées par le CMBV




Chantal Santon-Jeffery Dessus

Reinoud Van Mechelen Haute-contre

François Joron Taille

Thomas Dolié Basse-taille


Pages and Cantors of the  Centre de musique baroque de Versailles

Collegium Marianum (Artistic direction: Jana Semerádová

Olivier Schneebeli : Conductor