Charles DesmazuresLa Fère-en-Tardenois, Aisne 1669 - Marsella 1736
Charles Desmazures was member of a musician family. It’s suppose he studied with the French organist and composer Lebègue for nearly five years. He published a collection of Pièces de simphonies à quatre parties pour les violons, fluttes et hautbois rangées en suites sur tous les tons while he was organist of Marseilles Cathedral. It music were dedicated to the Queen of Spain, Marie-Louise of Savoy, and was composed for her visit to Marsselle. Each of the seven suites opens with an overture followed by dances and character-pieces. He also published a Messe des morts, now lost.