André Campra was a French composer and conductor. Campra was one of the leading French Le papillon, Le jaloux, Le lys et la rose. Sacred works. Nisi Dominus (); Requiem (after ); Motets for the royal chapel (–) . Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for André Campra: Messe de Requiem – Philippe Herreweghe on AllMusic – André Campra, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Gilles Ragon, Dominique Visse, Peter Harvey, La Grande Écurie et La Chambre du Roy – Campra – Requiem ~ Miserere.

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The new version is beautifully cmapra and, as I say, eloquently performed. These sections are further sub-divided variously into recits, dialogues, duos, trios and choruses.

André Campra

In the end it is more a matter of personal taste than a question of choosing the better performance. This section needs expansion.

Compared with John Eliot Gardiner’s Erato account of the same work, Herreweghe may well strike us as being a little cool, a little detached; it seems a small point but in the end, I think it is the crucial one for Gardiner introduces requiwm intensity to his reading which is persuasive. There is no Dies iraefor instance, nor a Libera me. Although Campra had obtained critical success he lacked financial security. In point of fact much of it, both for the church and reauiem the stage, is noteworthy and this Messe de Mort or Requiem Mass afford ample proof.

Varcoe’s contribution I thought outstanding in the Sanctus but throughout the solo team is a strong one.


Messe de Requiem (Campra, André)

You can help by adding to it. His father was his first music teacher. By he was such a musical celebrity that he became a target for negative articles in the press. Others, however, place the work earlier in Campra’s life. Be the first to review this title. This is music to absorb the soul, not lecture to cmapra.

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Conductor Schneebeli knows how to provide the sonorous blend of chorus and string orchestra augmented by a pair of flutes in certain movements such as the Agnus Dei, as well as the serpent reinforcing the continuo, an old French tradition of the time so that the textures function well together.

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The performance is attentive to points of style and has some particularly convincing solo singing, notably from two British artists, John Elwes and Stephen Varcoe. Campra added violins to the performance of sacred music at the Paris cathedral, a controversial innovation in an era when they were considered street instruments.

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He also wrote three books reqkiem cantatas as well as religious music, including a requiem. Retrieved 12 June The Monteverdi Choir always sound more fervent than that of La Chapelle Royale, but I feel that Gardiner also captures the pathos of Campra’s music to a greater extent than Herreweghe. The Benedictustoo, is excluded, though this is also true of some of Charpentier’s Masses.


In he gave up his post at Notre-Dame and devoted himself to theatrical music with critical success. During the eighteenth century there were various permutations of the content of the Requiem Mass and in Campra’s version there are certain omissions. How curious, since he does not even have an anniversary in the offing. He died in Versailles on 29 June at the age of We find evidence of that, for example, in the Gradualwhose reiterated ”non, non” etc. Bertil van Boer Read less.

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The perfect gift for the classical music enthusiasts! Campra was a gifted theatre composer and knew well how to handle the components of an elaborate sacred work in a colourful and dramatic manner. The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music.

Views Camrpa Edit View history. The advent of the CD seems to have prompted a flurry of interested in the music of Andre Campra But it is the quiet intensity and the strongly contemplative character of Campra’s Requiem which, perhaps, strike the profoundest note.

Campra Requiem Mass Messe de Requiem. Inhe adopted the composition of sacred music as his only profession.