Composers: Charpentier
Compositions: Caecilia, virgo et martyr, Motet pour les Trépassés, Judith sive Bethulia liberata, Mors Saülis et Jonathae
Performers: Ensemble Correspondances/Sébastien Daucé
Catalogue Number: Harmonia Mundi HM90228081
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I well remember the thrill of discovery, three decades ago, when Harmonia Mundi set the gold standard for performances of the French Baroque repertoire with the pioneering recordings of William Christie and Les Arts Florissants. Some operas were familiar from the quirky recordings of Jean-Claude Malgoire but the sacred works of the 17th century were tr