''Orphée'' and Henri Desmarets' ''Circé'', published by Philidor in 1703]]

'''Henri Desmarets''' First name often spelled as '''Henry'''; surname variously as '''Desmarest''', '''Desmaretz''', '''Desmarais'''. See Wood (2001). (February 1661 – 7 September 1741) was a French composer of the Baroque period primarily known for his stage works, although he also composed sacred music as well as secular cantatas, songs and instrumental works.