Marc-Antoine Charpentier was a French composer and organist who was active in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. He is known for his contributions to the development of French Baroque music and his extensive output of vocal and instrumental works.
Charpentier was born in 1643 in Paris, France, and began studying music at a young age. He later studied with Jean-Baptiste Lully and other notable composers, and became known for his ability to write music in a wide range of styles. Charpentier composed operas, ballets, motets, cantatas, and other vocal works, as well as instrumental music for orchestra and chamber ensemble. Some of his most famous works include the operas “Médée” and “David et Jonathas,” and the cantata “Te Deum.” Charpentier died in 1704 at the age of 61.