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3.0 out of 5 stars It's not all about Versailles, 5 May 2014
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This review is from: Lamentations: Holy Week In Provence (Audio CD)
This disc is intended to present a lesser heard side of the French Baroque, with music for Holy Week from the south of France. The main content is the first Lamentations for each of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday by Jean Gilles, more well known for his requiem. There are a few other odds and sods, a couple of short songs by other French Baroque composers, three short spoken pieces and a foray back into the Renaissance with a motet by Elzear Genet, also known as Carpentras, another one of these lost Renaissance composers waiting to be rediscovered.

The notes are extremely brief and not particularly enlightening, and there are no sung texts. It's all well sung although I'm not particularly a fan of the French Baroque myself. If you are though, at this knockdown price it may be worth a punt to get a taste of Gilles' Lamentations, as all the other recordings of them seem rather expensive to say the least.
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