Category Archives: Louis XIV

Mercure Galant: Thesis on Aging & Natural Death

Esteemed Readers, if we believe that we have been advanced in medicine & moreover in comprehending natural processes of aging & death, we err. The science has aggressively developed after the Second War II has invented machines, but has lost … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles III

Esteemed Readers, the life goes on & I continue posting riddles of Louis XIV’s time. Please, pull yourself together & guess out! Again I remind you of sending me your own riddles to join the riddle club! The new riddle … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Omnes gentes (1685)

Esteemed Readers, here is another little piece of the Sacral music by Jean-Baptiste Lully. It belongs to the same set of “Les Petits Motets” & is called Omnes gentes. They are based on Psalms/Salmi 46-47 expressed in accordance with Lully’s … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Dixit Dominus (1684)

Esteemed Readers, the present state of affairs in the world, the hysteria around an ephemeral substance named “a virus” create an extremely sad impression. The humanity is petrified with fear & goes on thinking only about the flesh & money. … Continue reading

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La Gazette in 2020: Historical News Today 1632

Esteemed Readers, here are some military tidings from 1632, The Thirty Years’ War time to share with you the spirit of the affairs: Egger, 5th January, 1632: “Every day more & more troops sent by the Swedish King & the … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles 2020-II

Esteemed Readers, here is a new riddle for you. It suits to the spirit of Carnival taking place these days. May it serve you a hint while guessing. Good luck! “I’m pretty, fine & my graces are often the reason … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Marche des mousquetaires 1658

Early music compositions by Jean-Baptiste Lully are mostly connected with ballets & theatre performances; however some footprints of instrumental music yet can be discovered. The set of Marches 1658 composed for hautboys & tambours reveal us Lully-s unique music signature … Continue reading

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