DANDRIEU Noels, O Filii, Chansons de Saint Jacques
Noels, O Filii, Chansons de Saint Jacques, Stabat Mater et Carillons. 42 pieces including 37 Noels and five occasional pieces. Full commentary and background notes. Notes on performance and registration. Hardback
Informazioni su questo articolo: The volume is the only publication of the priest-organist of Saint-Barthélemy in Paris, Pierre Dandrieu. He had bought the position using family wealth, which led to a strange attempt at revenge that included Louis Marchand, the organ builder Henri Lesclop and the uncle of Jean-Philippe Rameau. Dandrieu’s Noels are more familiar in versions ‘modernised’ by his famous nephew, Jean-François, yet Pierre’s music is among the more refreshing of those writing in this genre. It includes the popular À la venue de noël as well as four pieces for use at other times of the year, including two excellent Chansons de Saint-Jacques, a substantial setting of the Stabat Mater and a Nicolas Lebègue-inspired Carillons ou les cloches. This critical edition looks at the strange (but humorous) affair of Lesclop and Marchand, using information gleaned from Parisian police dossiers. On a musical front, notes are provided on registration and performance style.