About the composer
Nicholas Lebègue was born in 1631 in Laon, France. Nothing is known about his youth and his musical education. In 1664 he was appointed organist of the church of Saint-Merry in Paris, where he played the rest of his life. He also was appointed organist of the Chapel Royal by Louis XIV in 1678, an appointment he shared with three other organists. This is proof of the fact that he was regarded as one of the finest organ players of France in that time. Lebègue published several books with his compositions, among these three volumes with organ works, the third of which contains the Stabat Mater. He also composed works for harpsichord. He was a fine teacher and acted as an advisor for several organ-building companies.
About the Stabat Mater
The Offertoire en F Ut fa sur le Stabat Mater uses the sequence as basis for some couplets, alternating with a refrain with a characteristic, easily recognizable melody.
No text is used
As no text is used there is no reason for a colorbar
Information about the recording
|CD:||REM 311286 XCD: Nicholas Lebègue – Antoine Bouchard – Orgue Boizard|
The CD is dedicated to the work of Nicholas Lebègue. Recorded on a Boizard organ at the Abbaye de Saint-Michel-en-Thiérache, France, in 1995. I bought this CD in a record shop in the Netherlands, 2001.
Antoine Bouchard, organ