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Panat Times

Volume 1, redone Dec. 2014


Volume 1


Orest's Pages

Patricia's Musings



Musical Rhetoric

Transcribed Sources

Charpentier the Man

 Activities during his formative years

See also the tab at left, "Rome"

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 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, plus some information on the pre-law education of a young man in the 1650s and 1660s

The Charpentier family

Charpentier’s family

... 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 (primarily the Guises, the Jesuits and the Sainte-Chapelle)

Charpentier’s apartment at the Hôtel de Guise

Marc-Antoine Charpentier as a faithful servant and eloquent musical voice of the Guises (which leads to some more over-arching questions: What position did a composer occupy in a princely household? And what role did he play in the prince's striving for glory?

April 24, 1691: Marc-Antoine Charpentier, "me de musique du Colege de Louis le Grand," signs a notarial act involving the organ at the Jesuit school (formerly a "factlet dated February 1, 2008, but now a  page in its own right.

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 , which is accompanied by a Musing about the position of music master of the Sainte-Chapelle

See also: Patrons and Friends and Venues
and also the Chronology of his works and how it reflects patronage