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Noël Suisse XII - Grand Jeu et Duo

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Uploaded by: sanden (11/27/14)
Composer: Daquin, Louis-Claude
Sample Producer: Inspired Acoustics
Sample Set: Heppenheim
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Baroque
Description:
Daquin composed for the organ well 12 Noel and this is precisely the twelfth.
Subtitle: «Il est un p'tit l’ange» or «Ô Dieu de clémence»

Louis-Claude Daquin (July 4, 1694 – June 15, 1772) was born in Paris, to a family originating from Italy, where their name was D'Aquino. His parents were Claude Daquin and Anne Tiersant. One of his great-uncles was a professor of Hebrew at the Collège de France. Daquin was a musical child prodigy.
He performed for the court of King Louis XIV at the age of six. He was for a while a pupil of Louis Marchand. 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 Petit Saint Antoine. In 1722 he married Denise-Thérèse Quirot.
Louis-Claude Daquin never lacked for work as an organist. In 1727 he was appointed organist at the Church of Saint Paul in Paris, ahead of Jean-Philippe Rameau who was also a candidate. Five years later, Daquin succeeded his teacher Louis Marchand as organist at the Church of the Cordeliers.
In 1739 he became organist to King Louis XV at the Chapelle Royale. In 1755 he was made titular organist at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, succeeding Guillaume-Antoine Calvière.
By reputation a dazzling performer at the keyboard, Daquin was courted by the aristocracy, and his great expertise at the organ drew large crowds to hear him. He was known for his "unfaltering precision and evenness" at both the harpsichord and organ.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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