A Revolutionary ‘Fete de la Raison’
William Saunders, organ
Gossec, Le Chant du 14 Juillet; Gossec, Hymne à la Liberté; Cherubini, Hymne au Panthéon; Cherubini, Sonata for two organs; Rouget de Lisle, Marseillaise; Mehul, Chant du Départ; Catel, Marche Militaire. The musical soundtrack to the French Revolution was characterised by song, and most famously by the singing of the Marseillaise.
Composers also wrote a range of music for the new, state-sponsored religion, and we will reconstruct a revolutionary ‘Fete de la Raison’, similar to that celebrated in 1793 – complete with processions, drums and rousing choruses!
Church of St Michael the Archangel Framlingham
2.00pm – Come & Sing
4.30pm – Concert Reconstruction