He was a collector and adaptor of music born sometime
in 17th Century France.
Known in France as a "curieux", he collected a large amount of the
works by the composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier and adapted several of his works,
including the music that would be used for the Christmas carol "Un
Flambeau, Jeanette, Isabella" (Bring a Torch, Jeaneatte, Isabella).
Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella recordings
Leroy Anderson & His Orchestra
Decca B0003552-02 (CD: A Leroy Anderson Christmas)