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Marc-Antoine Charpentier
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Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (c. 1643 - 1704), composer.

Born in Paris, he went to Rome to study painting, but became the pupil of Giacomo Carissimi on hearing his music. He later worked with Molière after Molière's falling out with Jean-Baptiste Lully. His compositions include oratorios, masseses and operas.

Charpentier's compositions were catalogued by Hugh Wiley Hitchcock. They are often referred to by H (for Hitchcock) number.

The prelude to his Te Deum, H. 146, a rondeau, is very well-known as the signature tune for the European Broadcasting Union, heard in the opening credits of the Vienna New Year's Concert and the Eurovision Song Contest.

Table of contents
1 Charpentier's works

Charpentier's works

Operas

Biblical tragedies

Pastorales

Pastoraletta

Tragedies

Comedies

Comédies-Ballet

Ballets

Divertissements

Musical Idylls

Interludes (Intermèdes)

Sonatas