Daniel Danielis

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Daniel Danielis (Visé near Liège 1635- Vannes 1696) was a Belgian composer. He studied at Maastricht and was organist at Saint Lambert's Church.[1][2] Between 1661 and 1681 he served as Kapellmeister at the court of Mecklenburg-Güstrow. In 1684 he became maître de musique at Vannes Cathedral.[3]

Works, Editions and Recordings[edit]

Surviving works include 72 petits motets,[4] several of them preserved by composer and collector Sébastien de Brossard, another 12 in a collection by Philidor.[5] 54 of these motets are for 1 or 2 voices.[6] A full catalogue of his works was published by Catherine Cessac, of the CMBV, in 2003.[7]


  • Motets for one or two voices - including Caelo rores. Adjuro vos. Cognoscam. O Dulcissime. Jesu dulcissime. Quid reminiscimini Adoro te meo salus. Dic mihi o bone Jesu. Jesu mi. O alme vindex criminum. Mellon, Collot, Terakado, Malgoire, Uemura. dir. Christophe Rousset 1993 (Koch Schwann 3-1031)
  • Motets d’Uppsala - 11 motets, including Paratum cor meum. Inter flammas amoris. Françoise Masset, Stephanie Revidat, Jean-François Novelli, Jérôme Corréas. Rousset 1997 (Cypres Records)
  • Caeleste convivium - motets including Propter nimiam charitatem. Ornate aras. O bonitas, o amor! Ad arma fideles. Obstupescite omnes. O ! o salutaris hostia!. Ad fontes amoris.Venite ed videte. Super flumina Babylonis. Ad gaudia cœli. Quo tendimus mortales. Ensemble Pierre Robert, Frédéric Desenclos. Alpha 2008


  1. ^ New Grove Vol.15
  2. ^ Revue belge de musicologie 34-35 1980 " Toutefois, on ne peut exclure Daniel Danielis (Visé 1635 - Vannes, en Bretagne, 1696) qui fut organiste à la... "
  3. ^ Companion to Baroque Music p145 Julie Anne Sadie - 1998 "Danielis, Daniel (1635-06). Walloon composer who, after 20 years' service as Kapellmeister at Gustrow, ... Vannes; his motets for one to four voices (of which 72 survive, 13 in a Philidor anthology compiled in 1688) were sung ..."
  4. ^ Opera and church music, 1630-1750 Anthony Lewis, Nigel Fortune - 1975 "There are 72 extant motets by Danielis ..."
  5. ^ French baroque music from Beaujoyeulx to Rameau James R. Anthony, 1978 "Out of 72 petits motets, 32 are by Carissimi, 13 by Daniel Danielis, 7 by Francesco Foggia and 10 each by Robert and Lully."
  6. ^ Bulletin de l'Institut archéologique liégeois 79-80 Institut archéologique liégeois "Il y restera jusqu'à sa mort, survenue le 17 septembre 1696. ll ne laisse qu'un très modeste héritage à son fils Daniel-Frédéric-Conrad Danielis, mais aussi, heureusement pour nous, 72 motets dont 54 à 1, 2, ..."
  7. ^ L'œuvre de Daniel Danielis (1635-1696): catalogue thématique Catherine Cessac - 2003