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Lambert-François Godecharle
1753 - 1819
Belgium / The Netherlands
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L.F. Godecharle
Lambert-François Godecharle (12/02/1753 - 20/10/1819), a Dutch / Belgian composer; born and died in Brussels. (Brussels is since 1831 the Belgian capital.) Brother of Eugène Godecharle. Lambert-François Godecharle was a singer and composer, brother of Eugène Godecharle and fifth son of Jacques-Antoine. According to Fétis, he was a chorister at the royal chapel and studied composition with De Croes. He was employed at the royal chapel from 1778 as a bass singer, and held the post until the chapel was dissolved in 1794. He was also a musician at the church of St Nicolas, where he succeeded his father as maître de musique. He was nominated a member of the Institut des Pays-Bas in 1817 (Fétis). He composed several sacred works; vander Linden noted their italianate, theatrical style and their elaborate rhythmic treatment, figuration and instrumental writing.
Source:The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians
Motteto pro defunctis tria sunt
Period:Early Romanticism
Musical form:motet
This Motteto pro defunctis tria sunt is for three voices and organ.
Source:The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians
Contributor:Tassos Dimitriadis