Gossec: Le Triomphe de la République
This is the only available recording of Gossec’s Opera, written to celebrate the Victory directly after the battle at Valmy against the anti-French troops. It is performed here by a distinguished cast conducted by D
 FRANCOIS-JOSEPH GOSSEC (1734-1829)
   
 Le Triomphe de la République ou Le Camp de Grand Pré 72:46  
  Lyric divertissement in one act  
  Libretto by Marie-Joseph Chénier  
   
  Le Triomphe de la République  
1 Overture. Allegro molto 3:38
2 Allegro moderato 2:48
3 March. Grave 2:02
   
  Scene 1  
4 'God of the people and of kings' 1:38
  Chorus  
5 'Taste, Republicans, the sweetness of the truce' 1:33
  Mayor  
6 'Sun, passing overhead on your habitual course' 2:31
  Aide-de-Camp, Mayor, General  
   
  Scene 2  
7 'Citizens, who with ardent courage. . .' 2:28
  Thomas, Laurette  
8 'You gentle young ladies and all you young men' 4:21
  Thomas, Laurette, Chorus  
9 Village dance. 'The citizens of these shady groves' 2:09
  Thomas, Laurette, Old Man, Chorus  
   
  Scene 3  
10 'The trumpet has sounded; you are called to arms' 0:54
  Aide-de-Camp  
11 'Farewll our children and parents' 5:13
  Chorus of Youths, Women, Children, Old Men  
   
  Scene 4  
12 'In our youth. . .' 3:43
  Old Man, Laurette, Mayor, Women, Children  
   
  Scene 5  
13 'Let's begin our celebrations' 3:15
  Chorus of Soldiers, Women, Old Men, Mayor, Officials  
14 'Take up your songs, begin the dance again' 3:43
  General, Thomas  
15 'And at last, on the ill-fated plains' 1:23
  General, Thomas, Aide-de-Camp  
16 'Essential birthright of mankind' 2:57
  Chorus  
   
  Scene 6  
17 'New Republicans whose voices entreat me' 1:35
  Goddess of Liberty  
18 'Long live, long live Liberty!' 2:23
  Chorus  
19 Entry of people of various nations 1:12
20 The English, the Swiss etc. 2:19
21 Dance. 'What of the intrepid fervour. . .' 4:55
  General, Chorus, Aide-de-Camp  
22 Air for the Poles. Pas de deux 3:20
23 Anglaise or Bostonienne (folk dance) 1:10
24 Air for the Swiss. 'Le Ranz des Vaches' 1:46
25 Grivois 1:24
26 Valsque 1:37
27 Air for the Africans 1:39
28 Air for the Savoisiens 1:39
29 Vielle 0:47
30 Contredanse finale. Allegretto 2:35
   
 Salome Haller soprano - Laurette
 Antonella Balducci soprano - Goddess of Liberty
 Guillemette Laurens mezzo-soprano - Aide-de-Camp
 Makato Sakurada tenor - Thomas
 Claudio Danuser baritone - General
 Philippe Huttenlocher bass - Old Man
 Arnaud Marzorati bass - Mayor
  Women, Children, Youths, Old Men, Soldiers  
 Diego Fasolis
  24 October 2002