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Offline mc ukrneal

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« Reply #1140 on: April 02, 2019, 03:51:32 AM »
Salieri? I know he had his requiem performed at his funeral. But Not sure about the rest.
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« Reply #1141 on: April 02, 2019, 04:17:47 AM »
Salieri? I know he had his requiem performed at his funeral. But Not sure about the rest.

No, not Salieri either.

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« Reply #1142 on: April 02, 2019, 05:50:50 AM »
He's somewhere here. Good luck in finding him.  :laugh:

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« Reply #1143 on: April 02, 2019, 07:42:13 AM »
Jean Gilles? (played at Rameaus funeral and was overall rather famous in the 18th century)
Struck by the sounds before the sun,
I knew the night had gone.
The morning breeze like a bugle blew
Against the drums of dawn.
(Bob Dylan)

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« Reply #1144 on: April 02, 2019, 07:50:55 AM »
Jean Gilles? (played at Rameaus funeral and was overall rather famous in the 18th century)

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« Reply #1145 on: April 02, 2019, 09:03:51 AM »
Jean Gilles? (played at Rameaus funeral and was overall rather famous in the 18th century)
What is the second work he's remembered for? I think that part of the riddle was a bit of a stretch...
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« Reply #1146 on: April 02, 2019, 09:09:24 AM »
What is the second work he's remembered for? I think that part of the riddle was a bit of a stretch...

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« Reply #1147 on: April 03, 2019, 01:03:04 AM »
Jean Gilles (1668 - 1705). His fame, such as it is, was largely posthumous and rested with two works - the Requiem and the motet Diligam te, Domine, both being played quite frequently in the decades after his death. The Requiem was used at numerous high-profile funerals including that of Louis XV.

In 1764 a version of the Requiem was prepared for a Memorial Service for Rameau, probably by Francois Rebel and Francois Francoeur. The work was revised and several new movements inserted, mainly using music recycled from Rameau's opera Castor et Pollux.

The unadulterated version is available from Herreweghe and La Chapelle Royale (harmonia mundi) (and probably others). Rameau's Funeral is available from Skip Sempe and Collegium Vocale Gent (Paradizo)