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Trained in the former Prince-Bishopric of Liège not only to respect the polyphonic tradition but also to be open to new Italian influences, Henry Du Mont went on to become organist and composer at the church of Saint-Paul in Paris before becoming Maître de chapelle for Louis XIV at Versailles. Ricercar is proud to launch a collection of recordings dedicated to this composer of the Grand Siècle; this first recording explores the works that were initially composed for his city parish. The novel features present in his Cantica Sacra must certainly have impressed the ears of the Parisians at the midpoint of the 17th century.
In 2010, the 400th anniversary of Du Mont's birth is celebrated.