French Baroque composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643?-1704) studied under Italian sacred music composer Giacomo Carissimi and wrote for Molière's theatre company. Only one opera, Médée, survives from this period. The final twenty years of his life were spent mainly with sacred music. Noted achievements in this genre include a famous setting of the Te Deum, the beautiful Christmas Midnight Mass and the Assumpta est Maria Mass.
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Charpentier, Marc-Antoine (1643-1704)
Brief biography and caricature with summary of church music and links to recommended recordings.
Charpentier, Marc-Antoine (c. 1643 - 1704), France
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and links to biographical essays from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
Classical Archives: Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Biography and music files offered in MP3, and Windows Media audio formats, including live recordings of featured artists.
Filmography linked to details about movies and television programs based upon or using his music from the Internet Movie Database.
Listing of major works and recommended recordings from Classical Net.
English and French evaluations of his works, especially an extended study of his Te Deum and Missa Assumpta est Maria, including related composers from Musicalics.
Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Capturing the Essence of French Nobility
Brief biography, key works, suggested reading, timeline, recommended recordings, and additional resources from Humanities Web.
NewOlde.com - Marc-Antoine Charpentier Discography
Complete, chronological discography of recordings of the music of Charpentier from 1978 to date.
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