Louis Claude Daquin

Daquin, Louis Claude


Born July 4, 1694, in Paris; died June 15, 1772, in Paris. French composer, organist, and harpsichordist.

Daquin began serving as an organist in churches in 1715. He became organist of the royal choir in Paris in 1739. He composed harpsichord pieces (The Cuckoo is part of the contemporary piano repertory), Christmas carols for organ and harpsichord. cantatas, and other works. Daquin’s compositions are written mostly in the rococo style and are characterized by refinement, gallantry, and sentimentality. In his best works he anticipates the genre imagery and lyric psychological depth of the classical composers of the 18th century.

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Daniel will be accompanying the choir on the organ and he will be performing some solo items including Sixime Noel and Douzime Noel by Louis Claude Daquin (1694-1772) and Variations on Herr Jesus hat ein Grtchen by Flor Peeters (1903-1988).