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Isabelle Desrochers, Mauricio Buraglia, Nima Ben David, Pierre Trocellier - Michel de Lalande: Leçons de Ténèbres (1996)

Isabelle Desrochers, Mauricio Buraglia, Nima Ben David, Pierre Trocellier - Michel-Richard de Lalande: Leçons de Ténèbres (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 299 Mb | Total time: 73:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Astrée | # E 8592 | Recorded: 1996

The three very moving Leçons de Ténèbresby Michel De Lalande, published in 1730, are sung by the soprano Isabelle Desrochers, and this recording also includes four ‘tombeaux’, instrumental pieces commemorating a dead person. Two of them are by Marin Marais: Tombeau de Sainte-Colombeand Tombeau pour Monsieur de Lully.
Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Leçons de Ténèbres (2018)

Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Leçons de Ténèbres (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 359 Mb | Total time: 73:31 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68171 | Recorded: 2018

Marc-Antoine Charpentier studied in Italy with Giacomo Carissimi, and he was one of the first composers to introduce aspects of Italian styles to France. His big motets lend themselves naturally to operatic singing, and even in liturgical works like the ones collected on this release, the Italian influences are still there. Sample the Magnificat à 3, with its ground bass-like construction and its unusual texture, including three male voices (bass, tenor, and haute-contre). The opening Litanies de la vierge are for a six-voice group, but the bulk of the program consists of the titular Leçons de ténèbres, solo works (two for bass and one for haute-contre) with a small ensemble to which is given a good quantity of expressive writing and contrapuntal clashes.
Le Poème Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre - Clérambault: Miserere - Couperin: Leçons de ténèbres (2014) [24/88]

Le Poème Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre - Clérambault: Miserere - Couperin: Leçons de ténèbres (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 64:53 minutes | 1.05 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

When one looks at the biographies of famous prima donnas, the suspicion sometimes arises that opera is not really an art form but a way of life. At any rate, for many of its protagonists, the theatrics, the scheming and the scandalmongering of the stage appear to flow seamlessly into real life. And the situation in the eighteenth century was no different from today.

Les Ombres - Couperin: Leçons de ténèbres & Motets (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 30, 2018
Les Ombres - Couperin: Leçons de ténèbres & Motets (2018)

Les Ombres - Couperin: Leçons de ténèbres & Motets (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 3317 MB
Label: Mirare | Tracks: 30 | Time: 62:24 min

Following their interpretation distinguished by the criticism of the unknown Apothéoses, and Nations of François Couperin, the Shadows deliver a new reading of his sacred heritage. The Lessons of Darkness, or Lamentations published in 1714, testify to Couperin's attachment to the sacred, to text and to vocality. One can recognize in his instrumental music a mastery of rhythms, and supports, just as he would place each note on a given text. It is therefore with delight that we discover this vocal legacy to prosody as studied as natural.
Marc Mauillon, Myriam Rignol, Thibaut Roussel & Marouan Mankar-Bennis - Lambert: Leçons de Ténèbres (2018) [24/88]

Marc Mauillon, Myriam Rignol, Thibaut Roussel & Marouan Mankar-Bennis - Lambert: Leçons de Ténèbres (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 104:03 minutes | 1.72 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

None of us knew what to expect when we took the plunge into the first cycle of the Leçons de Ténèbres by Lambert. The secular work of this great master of the French XVII Century – one of the great singers and pedagogues of his time was known to us, each one of us having performed many times his wonderful court airs.

Marc Mauillon - Michel Lambert: Leçons de Ténèbres (2018)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at June 1, 2018
Marc Mauillon - Michel Lambert: Leçons de Ténèbres (2018)

Marc Mauillon - Michel Lambert: Leçons de Ténèbres (2018)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:44:30 | 562 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMN 902363.64

Michel Lambert was a court composer to King Louis XIV of France, and the father-in-law of Lully. He has been known, if at all, for his court airs setting common French poems of the day. He wrote two sets of Tenebrae Lessons, of which the one recorded here is the earlier. Reconstructing it sounds like a pretty speculative enterprise, which is probably why it hasn't been recorded before; contemporary descriptions mention a vocal trio, but here a single voice is used.
Sophie Karthäuser, Ensemble Correspondances, Sébastien Daucé - Lalande: Leçons de Ténèbres (2015)

Sophie Karthäuser, Ensemble Correspondances, Sébastien Daucé - Lalande: Leçons de Ténèbres (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:15:56 | 379 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMC 902206

The music of the French Baroque has always been a tougher sell than the flashy Italian or the faith-embodying German, and when French Baroque sacred music is recorded it's almost always in the weighty grand motet genre, redolent of French court splendor. These Leçons de Ténèbres, or Responsories for Holy Week, of Michel-Richard de Lalande are something else again: intimate pieces for soprano and a small ensemble.
Marc Mauillon, Myriam Rignol, Thibaut Roussel & Marouan Mankar-Bennis - Lambert: Leçons de Ténèbres (2018)

Marc Mauillon, Myriam Rignol, Thibaut Roussel & Marouan Mankar-Bennis - Lambert: Leçons de Ténèbres (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:44:33 | 242 Mb
Classical, Baroque, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi

None of us knew what to expect when we took the plunge into the first cycle of the Leçons de Ténèbres by Lambert. The secular work of this great master of the French XVII Century – one of the great singers and pedagogues of his time – was known to us, each one of us having performed many times his wonderful court airs. We thereupon thought that we were on known territory and able to adapt ourselves to suit his religious music, even though it seemed odd to us that these Leçons were not better known or often performed and even less recorded – this first cycle being the very first recording. But from the first working session, we understood why. It took a good three hours just to read the first Leçon – for about ten minutes worth of music! Indeed, the vocal line, abundantly ornamented with Gregorian ‘plainchant ’, is not rhythmically rigorously organised in relation to the basso continuo line.'
Marc Mauillon, Myriam Rignol, Thibaut Roussel & Marouan Mankar-Bennis - Lambert: Leçons de Ténèbres (2018)

Marc Mauillon, Myriam Rignol, Thibaut Roussel & Marouan Mankar-Bennis - Lambert: Leçons de Ténèbres (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 347 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 51 | Time: 104:03 min

None of us knew what to expect when we took the plunge into the first cycle of the Leçons de Ténèbres by Lambert. The secular work of this great master of the French XVII Century – one of the great singers and pedagogues of his time was known to us, each one of us having performed many times his wonderful court airs.

Marjolaine Badeau, "L'astrologie de l'âme et ses 12 leçons de vie"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Oct. 19, 2016
Marjolaine Badeau, "L'astrologie de l'âme et ses 12 leçons de vie"

Marjolaine Badeau, "L'astrologie de l'âme et ses 12 leçons de vie"
Béliveau | 2016 | ISBN: 2890927482 | French | EPUB | 178 pages | 0.6 Mb

Voici un livre qui provoque et éveille la conscience. Il vous amène beaucoup plus loin qu'une simple astrologie descriptive qui bonifie l'ego de qualités et banalise les défauts. Pour chacun des signes, les 12 leçons de vie vous présentent lqualités et défauts afin que ces derniers soient travaillés. Savez-vous que vos points faibles et vos défauts sont vos plus grandes leçons de vie ? Qui n'a pas dit un jour : « Si j'avais su ! » …