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Volume 1, redone Dec. 2014


Volume 1


Orest's Pages

Patricia's Musings



Musical Rhetoric

Transcribed Sources


Charpentier Pages in Volume 1:

Portraits, The Man, Theorist, Rhetorician

Portraits of Marc-Antoine Charpentier

A watercolor portrait identified as Charpentier has been found (

A portrait of the artist: Molière as Arnolphe and Marc-Antoine Charpentier at a ball, by Joan Dejean (

Charpentier the Man

What we have learned about his formative years:

Charpentier biographies by Roquefort-Flamericourt and Fétis (

Charpentier’s birth year: 1643 (

Early Charpentier links to the Guises: the “friends” at the Charpentier-Edouard wedding, 1662 (

Charpentier’s Roman experience (

Carissimi and the Jesuits (

Rome: a 10-part biography of Jacques Dalibert, the Paris-born “bon François” in the service of Queen Christina of Sweden (

Rome: Charpentier as a Rome-trained rhetorician, per the Journal de Trévoux (

Rome and the Jesuits: can we believe that Charpentier actually met Carissimi? (

Rome: several hypotheses about how Charpentier got there and whom he met there (among them was Dassoucy!) (

Charpentier and Le Brun: the Te Deum of 1687, and some possible ties between Charpentier’s grandmother and Le Brun’s father (

Materials on Charpentier’s formative years and later career, discovered after the publication of Portraits (

Marc-Antoine Charpentier entered law school in October 1662 (

The Charpentier family

Charpentier’s family (

Etiennette Charpentier’s two wills (; and Etiennette’s will of 1707 ( [sic]

 Marie de Sainte-Blandine Charpentier, his sister, nun at Port-Royal (

Armand-Jean Charpentier, his brother (

 Elisabeth Charpentier, his sister, and her husband Jean Edouard (

 Marie-Anne Edouard, his niece (

 Jacques Edouard, his bookseller nephew (

... To which can be added the article about copies of Charpentier’s Motets meslez published by Edouard and Jean-François Mathas, Marie-Anne’s husband (

 Also, it is interesting to compare the Charpentiers’ links to the Guises and the House of Orléans, and my findings on the backgrounds of the members of Mlle de Guise’s musical ensemble (

Information about his life post-1670 (the Guises, the Jesuits and the Sainte-Chapelle)

Charpentier’s apartment at the Hôtel de Guise (

Marc-Antoine Charpentier, "me de musique du Colege de Louis le Grand," April 24, 1691, signs a notarial act involving his testing the organ at the Jesuit school( Factlet of Feb. 1, 2008,

The death inventory of François Chapperon, Charpentier’s predecessor at the Sainte-Chapelle, gives us much information about what Charpentier’s final years must have been like (


Discovered at the Lilly Library: manuscript “XLI,” an autograph theoretical work by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (late 1698) (,

... and five related pages: Prologue, the discovery (; Part I, the volume at the Lilly Library (; Part II, Marc-Antoine Charpentier the theorist (; Part III Charpentier as a drafter of composition manuals (; Part IV, proof and conclusion (

A dot at the beginning of a musical measure: What did it mean for Marc-Antoine Charpentier? (


A dot at the beginning of a musical measure: What did it mean for Marc-Antoine Charpentier? (

Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Jesuit Rhetoric, the Journal de Trévoux, and the exercise known as “the Tones” (les Tons) (

St. Cecilia and Conversions: Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s oratorios in honor of St. Cecilia as expression of the Guises’ mission to convert Protestants, 1676-1686 (

Judith, Femme forte and Marian figure: A look at how the Vulgate text was redacted into a libretto for a Guise “devotion” (


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