Tag Archives: 1668

Jean-Baptiste Lully: Plaude Laetare Gallia

Esteemed Readers, on the 14th Avent Day I would like to share with you a solemn composition by Jean-Baptiste Lully to create a special Christmas environment for you. This  motet, Plaude Laetare Gallia, was composed on the occasion of the … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Symphonie des Plaisirs 1668

Another famous feast that took place in Versailles (yet being built) on the 18 July 1668 was dedicated to Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle ending the War of Devolution. It was called e le Grand divertissement royal & lasted only one evening.  … Continue reading

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Midsummer Night under a veil of Grand Divertissement Royal (1668)

Another magnificent festivity written in history was the Grand Divertissement Royal (1668). It was dedicated to success in the War of Devolution (1667-1668) and to the first capture of Franche-Compté, an important strategic goal in all the French wars of … Continue reading

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