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Andre Campra
1660 - 1744

Andre Campra occupied a leading position in French music of the early 18th century. After an earlier career in Toulon and Toulouse, he moved to Paris, where he became maitre de musique at Notre Dame and finally won distinction in the opera-house, composing for the Academie Royale de Musique and employed also by the chapelle royale.

Stage Works
Campra's first success in the theatre came in 1697 with L'Europe galante, an opera-ballet with entrees for France, Spain, Italy and Turkey. He continued to write opera-ballets and tragedies lyriques, generally to be staged at the Paris Opera.

Church & Organ Music
Campra wrote also a number of motets and, in 1722, a setting of the Requiem Mass.
Source: http://www.naxos.com/composerinfo/bio24557.htm





performed on the original Reuter opus #822 console & pipe organ, August 21, 2005
The original 822's blower was in use at this time.



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