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The Coronation of the Sun King

On June 7, 1654 in Reims Cathedral, Louis Dieudonné de Bourbon is coronated as the king of France. All the princes of the realm and of Europe are gathered, having in mind the splendor of the Ballet royal de la Nuit, which consacred ‘the greatest king in the world’ the year before – and to which now replies this true coronation before God.

Together with musicologist Thomas Leconte, Sébastien Daucé combined the precious information kept about this extraordinary ceremony with the existing musical sources, to offer a musical coronation of Louis XIV, opening the ears of the 21st century listener on the polyphonic treasures of the past.

“Royal de luxe !” Le Progrès

“The listener is immersed in the sumptuous musical imagination of the sacred ceremony…” Olyrix

June 14, 20h and June 15, 19h at Chapelle Royale de Versailles and June 18, 20h at Eglise Saint Nicolas de Caen.

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Perpetual Night – Ensemble Correspondances, Lucile Richardot, Sébastien Daucé

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Le Concert royal de la Nuit: Correspondances at Utrecht OudeMuziek 2018

Ensemble Correspondances

Founded in Lyon in 2009, Correspondances brings together under the direction of the harpsichordist and organist Sébastien Daucé a group of singers and instrumentalists, all of whom are specialists in the music of the Grand Siècle. In a few short years of existence, Correspondances has become a benchmark ensemble in the seventeenth-century French repertory.

 

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