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concert Le Sacre Royal de Louis XIV — Music by Moulinié, Boësset, and Philidor Chapelle Royal du Château de Versailles

Chapelle Royal du Château de Versailles

Le Sacre Royal de Louis XIV — Music by Moulinié, Boësset, and Philidor Chapelle Royal du Château de Versailles


June 7th, 1654: Louis XIV is crowned King of France in Reims. Tapestries and temporary galleries are set up in the cathedral, transforming it into a spectacular stage ready for the most impressive monarchical theatrics of the age. Dignitaries from all over Europe join members of the French ruling classes at the ceremony, all of whom remembered the splendid Ballet royal de la Nuit from the year before, a fantastical display of pageantry that elevated the young princeling as “the world’s greatest king”. Drawing inspiration from period sources and with the aid of the researcher Thomas Leconte, Sébastien Daucé and his ensemble Correspondances help us relive the historic coronation, performing precious musical gems from the time of the Sun King himself!

Photo: Sébastien Daucé © Diego Salamanca

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  • Les Pages du Centre de musique baroque de Versailles
  • Olivier Schneebeli | Children’s Chorus Master
  • Ensemble Correspondances
  • Sébastien Daucé | Conductor


  • Anonymous, Pavane for the wedding of Louis XIII
  • Antoine Boësset, Anna mater matris
  • Étienne Moulinié, Beata Dei genitrix
  • Anonymous, Manuscript Deslauries
    • Virgo Dei genitrix
    • Tota pulchra es
  • Anonymous, Pavane for the wedding of Monsieur de Vandome
  • Jean Veillot, Sacris solemniis
  • Anonymous, Antiphon 'Ecce mitto Angelum meum'
  • Anonymous, Psalm 'Domine in virtute tua'
  • Anonymous, Manuscript Tours
    • Jubilate Deo
  • Anonymous, Manuscript Philidor
    • Pavane for the wedding of Henry IV
  • Anonymous, Antiphon 'O pretiosum munus'
  • Anonymous, Comfortare and esto vires
  • Anonymous, Manuscript Tours
    • Omnes gentes plaudite manibus
  • Orlando di Lasso, O rex vivat!
  • Henry Dumont, In lectulo meo
  • Anonymous, Antiphon 'Gentem francorum'
  • Francesco Cavalli, Dixit Dominus
  • Anonymous, Manuscript Philidor
    • Pavane for the coronation of Louis XIII
  • Anonymous, Antiphon 'Unxerunt Salomonem Sadoch'
  • Étienne Moulinié, Cantate Domino
  • Thomas Gobert, Domine Salvum fac regem
  • Anonymous, Manuscript Philidor
    • Pavane 'La petite Guerre'
  • Anonymous, Manuscript Tours
    • Te Deum for 2 choirs
  • Anonymous, Coronation Mass
    • Plainsong 'Factus est dominus protector'
  • Charles d'Helfer, Mass
    • Kyrie
    • Gloria
  • Francesco Cavalli, Sonata a 12
  • Charles d'Helfer, Mass
    • Sanctus
  • Anonymous, O vere digna hostia
  • Anonymous, Manuscript Tours
    • O salutaris hostia
  • Étienne Moulinié, Agnus Dei
  • Anonymous, Plainsong 'Pax domini'
  • Étienne Moulinié, Flores Apparuerunt
  • Anonymous, Plainsong 'Ite missa est'
  • Anonymous, Manuscript Deslauries
    • Gaudete et exultate


  • Directed by:
    • Stéphan Aubé
  • Venue: The Palace of Versailles' Royal Chapel (Versailles, France)
  • Production date: 2019
  • Recording date: 14-15/06/2019
  • Duration: 1 h 48 min
  • Production: © Wahoo & Château de Versailles Spectacles
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