In midsummer (it's about 32 Celcius // 89.6 Fahrenheit at the moment where I live) an old guys fancy naturally turn to thoughts of Christmas.
So here is a nice Daquin.
I recorded it on the Metz a few years ago, but obviously St. Omer is much better suited to it.
Louis-Claude Daquin (or d'Acquin), ( 1694 – 1772) was a French composer of Jewish birth writing in the Baroque and Galant styles. He was a virtuoso organist and harpsichordist.
At the age of 12, he became organist at the Sainte-Chapelle, and in the following year took a similar post at the church of the Petit St. Antoine.In 1739 he became organist to the king. In 1755 he was made titular organist at the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, succeeding Antoine Calvière.
Daquin's surviving music includes four harpsichord suites, a Nouveau livre de noëls for organ and harpsichord (settings of Christmas pastorals, which include some of his harpsichord improvisations), a cantata, and an air à boire.