Raise Chambonnières and of Of the Mount it becomes a famous organist, it was titular church Saint-Sulpice beginning of the year 1650 until its death. Married in 1668. It was named the June 19th 1678 with the one of the four posts of organist of the Royal Chapelle, on personal choice of Louis XIV, with Nicolas Lebègue, Jacques Thomelin and Jean Buterne. In 1681, he became also Master of music of the queen to replace Henri Of the Mount. It obtained in 1686 more a post office at the Royal House of Saint-Louis with Saint-Cyr military school (religious intitution for the education of noble young girls) as a Clavecin ist for dramatic representations. In 1708 it gives up its load with the Royal Vault with the profit of Louis Marchand and, starting from 1710, is witnessed Saint-Cyr military school by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault.
He wrote many sung religious works and published three books of organ (1665, 1667, 1675) that is to say more than 200 parts arising of the Suite for organ in all tons them ecclesiastical, a Messe, anthems, Deo Gratias, Te Deum. Its books of organ are the first with being published in France since Jehan Titelouze. It is with his colleague and friendly concerting Lebègue the first representative of the style organistic which will find its apogee with François Couperin and Nicolas de Grigny.
It leaves also an important theoretical work which is a very useful source for the knowledge of the theory and the practice musical this time:
- Art To accompany on the Low one Continues
- easy Méthode to learn how to sing
- Traité Composition
- Dissertation on the Gregorian chant
- unquestionable Méthode to learn the plainsong
- Observations on the touch and organ stop
External bondsTo listen with the organ:
- Benedictus (drawn from the mass)
- Low of tierce
- Voice humaine
- Large Écho
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