In these parties secular music was played and sacred music as well, especially motets. Campra was on trend at that time and very prolific ; he wrote five books of small motets and three books of secular cantatas in only fifteen years.
Secular mixes with sacred in these intimates parties, in musical and dramatical ways, in order to move the audience.
There was no surprise to see secular forms like cantatas or opera using sacred booklets.
Like this, Michel-Pignolet de Montéclair writes Jephte, «tragedy from the holy writings », played on the stage of the Académie Royale de Musique. Some say that Rameau decided to compose lyrical pieces listening to Jephte !