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Founded fifty years ago and directed by Joël Suhubiette for the last twenty years, the Ensemble Jacques Moderne - composed of a vocal and instrumental ensemble and enriched by musicological research - performs two centuries of ancient European music, from Renaissance polyphony to Baroque vocal music.


musical splendor from Baroque Rome
Alessandro Scarlatti
Pietro Paolo Bencini
10 singers
3 musicians (cello, theorbo, organ)
Joël Suhubiette, conductor
Published 26/02/2018

This program unites two major composers from the Roman school: Pietro Paolo Bencini, who held the prestigious title of Music Director of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, and Alessandro Scarlatti, probably the most popular composer of his time. The radiance of Roman ceremonies is illustrated with psalms & hymns for soloists, and alternating chorus & basso continuo. Scarlatti's Magnificat, a veritable masterpice, closes out the program. 


Pietro Paolo Bencini (1675-1755)

Deus in Adjutorium

Antienne : Leva ejus 

Psaume 109 : Dixit Dominus

Antienne : Nigra sum (alto)


Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)

Psaume 112 : Laudate Pueri Dominum


P. P. Bencini

Psaume 111 : Beatus Vir

Antienne : Dum esset Rex in acubito suo


A. Scarlatti

Psaume 47 : Lauda Jerusalem


P. P. Bencini

Hymne : Ave Maris Stella


A. Scarlatti

Cantique : Magnificat