from "Suite du Prémier Ton"
Louis-Nicolas Clérambault (Paris, December 19, 1676 - Paris, October 26, 1749) was a French composer and organist. It is one of the most important exponents of the French organ school of the third period, one in which this school musical reaches the maximum degree of innovation; is also known for attempting a fusion of Italian style and the French in the genre of the cantata. Nevertheless, his work is almost forgotten by modern performers and poorly considered, like many composers of the same current.
Clérambault became principal organist in the church of the Augustinians, also entering the service of Madame de Maintenon. After the death of Louis XIV and Nivers, succeeded the latter as organist at the famous and renowned church of Saint-Sulpice and the royal house of Saint-Cyr, an institution for young girls and for the impoverished nobility. Here he was responsible for all matters musical, organ, the choral and more. It was here, the place where he remained even after the death of Madame de Maintenon, who developed the genre of the cantata "French" of which he was the undisputed master. In 1719 he replaced his teacher André Raison organ of the church of the Dominicans.
He died in Paris in peace in 1749.