Michel-Richard Delalande

Today’s Baroque Birthday Boy is Michel-Richard Delalande.

Michel-Richard Delalande

Michel-Richard Delalande

Delalande has, over the years, become rather forgotten amongst his more popular contemporaries, which included the flamboyant Jean-Baptiste Lully and  François Couperin.

Delalande was famous in his day for writing exquisite grands motets (sacred music), popular with the Sun King, Louis XIV. Read more about him here.

Here is Delalande’s “Confitebor tibi Domine:”

Symphonies pour les Soupers du Roy 5ºSuite:

Symphonies pour les Soupers du Roy 7º Suite:

Miserere:

Delalande died in 1726, after a successful career.

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