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Leçons de Ténèbres by François Couperin
Les Bostonades presents Couperin’s famous Leçons de Ténèbres.
Regarded as the most famous ecclesiastical works by François Couperin (1668–1733), an eminent French Baroque musician during the rule of Louis XIV, the Leçons de ténèbres (“Tenebrae Readings”) are a surviving collection of three vocal pieces for one and two high voices and continuo for Maundy Thursday. (The other two collections of lessons for Good Friday and Holy Saturday are lost.) Published in 1714 and presumably written for the nuns of the Longchamp Abbey in the outskirts ofView more
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