Sunday 3 November 2013 at 11:30
Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral
NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS
ST. HUBERT'S MASS
In 2013, Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral celebrated the Jubilee of 850 years of History, Art and Spirituality in the heart of the Cité. This jubilee year was an occasion for numerous ceremonies, celebrations, and major cultural events.
In this context, Rector-Archpriest of the Cathedral Monsignor Patrick Jacquin, agreed that the Fondation pour le Rayonnement de la Trompe Musicale should take part in the musical animation of the Saint-Hubert’s day mass, with the support of the Fondation François Sommer pour la Chasse et la Nature.
Under the presidency of auxiliary Bishop of Paris Monsignor Eric de Moulins-Beaufort.
The FRTM commissioned the composer and musical director of the Rallye Trompes des Vosges, Hubert Heinrich, and the director of the Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris and conductor of the Orchestre de Paris choir, Lionel Sow, to write a solemn mass for horns, choir and organ.
They set to music two songs specially written for the Saint-Hubert's Day of the Paris Cathedral’s Jubilee Year: the opening song, Invocation à Notre-Dame, by Michel Zink, and the communion song, Prière à la Mère de l'Enfant-Roi, by Valéry Giscard d'Estaing.
Sur le Parvis de Notre Dame, an Offertoire, Hubert Heinrich’s pièces pour Trompes, a Kyrie for choir and horns by Lionel Sow and Hubert Heinrich, and a Sanctus, for choir and horns, by Lionel Sow were also performed.
The traditional Clocher de Dampierre and Hubert Heinrich’s fanfares L'Ange des Goulov and Le Chant final were also sounded under the high vaults of the Cathedral.
Hornists also played L'Écho à l'Empereur, La Guillaume Tell and traditional fanfares before the cathedral.
Along with grand organist Philippe Lefebvre and choir organist Yves Castagnet, the Rallye Trompes des Vosges and the Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris provided musical support for the Saint-Hubert’s mass.
Photos © Olivier Martel