René Drouart de Bousset

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René Drouard de Bousset (1703–1760) was a French Baroque composer and organist.

He was the son of Jean-Baptiste Drouard de Bousset (d. 1725), minor nobility and maître de musique of the chapelle of the Louvre.[1]

René was a pupil of Nicolas Bernier. He was organist of Saint-André-des-Arts, Paris, then simultaneously co-organist with Armand-Louis Couperin at Notre Dame de Paris and the church of Saint Merry from 1755 to 1760. He was a Jansenist and noted for a series of publications of cantatas on biblical subjects.

Works, editions, recordings[edit]

  • annual motet for the oratory of the Académie des sciences
  • Cantates spirituelles, 1er livre, 1735
  • 2ème recueil de cantates spirituelles tirées des histoires les plus intéressantes de l'Ancien Testament à voix seule, et à deux voix avec simphonie et sans simphonie 1740
  • Felicity Smith The music of Rene Drouard de Bousset (1703-1760): a source study 2008
  • Judith cantata - on Le Passage de la Mer Rouge cantatas by Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Brossard and Bousset. Ensemble Le Tendre Amour, Barcelona, with Luanda Siqueira, soprano. K617. 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dictionnaire veridique des origines des maisons nobles ou anobles 1818 p335

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