Sunday 18 November 2018 at 15:00
Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral
NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS
ST. HUBERT'S MASS
Archbishop of Paris Monsignor Michel Aupetit officiated this mass with the participation of the Débuché de Paris, conducted by Guillaume Caucat, and the Trompes Royales Dampierre, conducted by Dimitry Donders. Henri Chalet conducted the Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris and Yves Castagnet was on the choir organ.
Several pieces from the great traditional repertoire of the Débuché de Paris were sounded, along with two new works: La Cathédrale à la haute futaie, a poem written for this mass by Sir Michael Edwards of the Académie Française and set to music by Sylvain Oudot, and Louez le Seigneur au son de la trompe (Psalm 97), a composition by Jean-Charles Gandrille.
The FRTM included in the musical offering the Fédération Internationale des Trompes de France, which celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2018, the Fondation François Sommer pour la Chasse et la Nature, the Académie Musicale de Villecroze, and the Accademia di Sant'Uberto, which initiated the request for the horn to be placed on UNESCO’s intangible heritage list. The ceremony, which was opened by the procession of the Hubertins of the Kingdom of Belgium, was broadcast live on the channel KTO.
Programme of pieces with horns:
Marche d’entrée à Notre-Dame de Paris by Sylvain Oudot
La Cathédrale à la haute futaie, prayer by Sir Michael Edwards of the Académie française, and composition by Sylvain Oudot with the support of the Académie Musicale de Villecroze
Kyrie by Gaston Chalmel, arrangement by Henri Chalet
Offertoire by Sylvain Oudot
Sanctus de Saint Severin by Michel Chapuis
Agnus Dei by Sylvain Oudot
Louez le Seigneur au son de la trompe (Psalm 97), a composition by Jean-Charles Gandrille, commissioned by Musique sacrée à Notre-Dame de Paris, with the support of the Académie Musicale de Villecroze
À la Mère de l’Enfant-Roi, a prayer by Académie Française member and former President of France, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, written for the 2013 Saint-Hubert mass, set to music by Lionel Sow
Les chasses éternelles by Gaston Chalmel
La Ballade de Saint Hubert by Gaston Chalmel
Une brise embaumée by Charles Hell
Hymne à Saint Hubert by Jules Cantin
Le Templier (traditional)
Photos : © Olivier Bizard