Mass for the Parishes
François Couperin, the most important member of the renowned Couperin dynasty, is the foremost composer of the French Baroque. A prodigiously talented keyboard player, he inherited the post of organist at the church of St Gervais in Paris when he was just eleven years old, subsequently dividing his time between the capital and Versailles upon becoming organiste du Roi in 1693. Spanning two CDs, this recording focuses on two works associated with the organ in the former church: Messe pour les couvents and the Messe pour les paroisses. The complete organ Masses of the Grand master of French Baroque, Francois Couperin. Recorded in February & March 2012, Church of Santa Maria della Neve, Senigallia, Italy. Performed on a 3-manual organ built by Pinchi. New recording, by international prize-winning organist Adriano Falcioni (who already recorded the organ works of Cesar Franck, and the female vocal group Armoniosoincanto.