Early Music Television

Wedding Cantata

WEDDING CANTATA presents a living portrait of composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1634-1704), who explains the history of his Epithalamium (Greek for "just outside the bedroom" and a type of composition performed at weddings.) According to one reviewer, "Like a seven-course meal, Wedding Cantata is a feast of substance and delicacy. The entire production is beautifully performed. Informative, witty, interesting and entertaining--a bit of history you truly can 'taste' as well as know." John Casey plays a dual role as Charpentier and a modern musician who sings his music. The Epithalamium is performed by the Oberlin Baroque Ensemble and the Oklahoma Collegium Musicum.

Produced by Eugene Enrico and William Crane.
Funded, in part, by Oklahoma Humanities and NEH.

DVD, 28:30

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