(Tr T B Bc), (Tr T T B Bc) and (Tr Tr T B Bc), 3Cons/4Cons+Bc, full score, 5 parts
Henry Du Mont was an important composer of church music in France in the 2nd half of the 17th century. During his lifetime, he published almost 100 Petits Motets , in which singing voices are accompanied by instruments. In these motets, which are very varied, there are also purely instrumental pieces that were originally intended for viols but were later certainly also played on instruments of the violin family. These 32 instrumental pieces are the subject of our edition, which is divided into four booklets. The pieces are mostly for three parts, in booklet 4 partly also for four parts. A basso continuo, which in some places is clearly different from the bass part, is added. Henry Du Monts polyphonic music comes from the French tradition, but also shows clear Italian influences.