Category Archives: Music

Jean-Baptiste Lully: Chant Militaire Monsieur de Turenne

Esteemed Readers, the music plagiarism existed long before the 20th century & our pop-culture. I present you an old French military song composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully for Messire de Turenne’s regiment. I’m certain you have heard it in Georges Bizet’s … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Consecration of Messire Delfino

Esteemed Readers, I have discovered another interesting note in the Mercure Galant proving the strong interconnection between France & Italy. This time it tells about an important Catholic event: a Venetian nobleman becomes the Archbishop right in France. “On Sunday … Continue reading

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Ciao Cuore!

  English: Esteemed Readers, one of my favourite singers Mario Venuti has released this amazing 100% hit. He sings about our world & us, humans, who have become heartless, so let the heart return back to us & stay in … Continue reading

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Happy Easter! Buona Pasqua! Bonnes Pasques! Boa Pascoa!

Esteemed Readers, happy Easter! May this enchanting piece by M.- A. Cherpantier add some baroque spirit in your celebration! Hristos Voskres! (Exclamation we say for the Orthodox Easter which is coming next week.) Maria KethuProfumo

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Mercure Galant: Messenger of the Past – The Spirit of Carnival

Esteemed Readers, Carnival always creates a special sort of spirit! It is a joy, hope for better life & finally sunny warm days. So, I have discovered this curious drinking song in one of “Mercure Galant” editions & share it … Continue reading

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New Year Mood: Gaelic Song

Esteemed Readers, it would be sad to bid farewell to 2018 without a pleasant music impromptu. This is a brilliant Scottish composition performed by Fiona Mackenzie in Gaelic… I guess it would add some spirit to our Louis XIV’s celebrations … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Messenger of the Past – January Divertissements 1680

Esteemed Readers, here is another note from the Mercure Galant telling about January feast, taken on occasion of an ordinary Carnival before the Lenten period. The Opera is as always the most preferable pleasure: “…It’s time to tell you about … Continue reading

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