Pascal Collasse

Pascal Collasse Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    22nd January 1649
  • Died
    17th July 1709
  • Birthplace
    Rheims, France

Pascal Collasse (or Colasse) was a French composer of the Baroque era. Born in Rheims, Collasse became a disciple of Jean-Baptiste Lully during the latter's domination of the French operatic stage. When Lully died in 1687 leaving his tragédie en musique Achille et Polyxène unfinished, Collasse completed the last four acts of the score. He went on to produce around a dozen operas and ballets, as well as sacred music, including settings of the Cantiques spirituels ofJean Racine. His plan to establish his own opera house in Lille ended in failure when the theatre burnt down. He dabbled in alchemy with even less success. His musical style is close to that of Lully.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Ballet de Sigalion, Dieu du secret Ballet Orchestra
Ballet de Villeneuve-Saint-Georges Ballet Voice(s) and Orchestra
Ballet des saisons Ballet Voice(s) and Orchestra
3 Grands Motets Motet Voice(s) and Orchestra
Canente Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Enée et Lavinie Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Thétis et Pélée Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
La Naissance de Venus, Pastorale Sacred Mass Voice(s) and Orchestra
Divertissement de Livry Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Voice(s) and Orchestra