Concert Spirituel

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(Fr. ‘Sacred concert’).

Series of concerts founded in Paris in 1725 by A. D. Philidor, the oboist, to perform sacred works and instrumental mus. Later, secular works with Fr. texts were permitted. Twenty‐four concerts a year were given during periods, e.g. Lent, when other perfs. were forbidden. Ended in 1790.

Subjects: Music.

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