The soundtrack gathers together works by Sainte Colombe and several better-known contemporaries: Lully, Couperin, and Marais. The disc is as lovely now as it was 10 years ago, though it's still far too early to say that it's stood the test of time! However, it stands well on its own terms, unlike some other movie soundtracks. When the first release was issued, I listened to it over and over again, especially to the darkly luxurious works for bass viol: short as they are, Marais' delicate Les Pleurs, the same composer's haunting Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris (featuring Biondi, Pierre Hantaï, and Lislevand with Savall), and Savall's improvisation on Sainte Colombe's somber Prelude in G minor are particular standouts — and they remain so.