Michel Pignolet de Montéclair (c1667-1737)

Michel Pignolet de Montéclair though not prolific, is regarded as one of the great composers of French Cantata, along with Bernier, Campra, Clérambault and Rameau. According to Anthony, his ‘twenty French and four Italian cantatas..... published in three books (ca. 1709, ca. 1717, 1728) …constitute “a repository of neglected masterpieces”.'.

Tircis et Climene
Ariane et Bachus
Pan et Sirinx
L'Enlevement d'Orithie