Pierre Dandrieu (d'Andrieu) (baptised in Angers on 21 March 1664 – 20 October 1733) was a French priest, composer and organist.
He was baptised in Angers. After studying with Lebègue, he held the organ of Saint-Barthélemy church (fr), now destroyed, on the île de la Cité in Paris, for more than 40 years. His nephew Jean-François Dandrieu succeeded him to this same gallery in 1733.
He died in Paris on 20 October 1733.
Pierre Dandrieu published around 1714 a book of 42 Noëls and various pieces for the organ (mainly) or harpsichord, published again between 1721 and 1733.
Not liking to upload Christmas music "too early," I've been holding back with some large uploads, and decided to find some more Advent music to play in the meanwhile!
This piece, "Noel Adam ou est tu," deals with a common Advent theme - the Lord God walking in the Garden of Eden calls unto Adam, saying: "Where art thou?"
Adam is hiding, as he and Eve have eaten of the forbidden fruit, and have sinned...
The score is attached below, as well as a
likeness of the composer, Pierre Dandrieu.
MORE Advent music coming over the next few days, followed by Christmas music!