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Jean-Baptiste Moreau
1656 - 1733
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J.B. Moreau
Jean-Baptiste Moreau (1656 - 24/08/1733), a French composer and choral instructor; born in Angers, France, active in church: 1681-1682 in Langres, France and died in Paris, France. He served as the master of music at the court of Louis XIV. His compositional output includes several motets and music for the theatre. Moreau was a choirboy at the Cathédrale Saint-Maurice d'Angers, and it was there that he received his musical education. He worked in Langres and Dijon for short periods, before moving to Paris to become a court musician. He eventually was appointed master of music at the court and was awarded a pension from the king upon his retirement. Moreau contributed original music to the premieres of the final two plays of Racine, Esther and Athalie. He was also active as a teacher and counts among his pupils Louis-Nicolas Clérambault, Jean-François Dandrieu, and Michel Pignolet de Montéclair.
Composed in:1686
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Moreau wrote a requiem mass in 1686, which is lost.
Source:The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians
Contributor:Tassos Dimitriadis