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Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Messe De Minuit

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Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: SATB, Flute, Violin, Organ Accompaniment, Continuo (SATB/FLT/VLN/ORGA/CONT)
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced - Explain this
Composer: Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Catalogue #: ED12600


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Of the 11 surviving settings of the Mass by Charpentier, the present work, the Messe de minuit, is without doubt one of the most popular. Although Charpentier's Parisian career is quite well documented, little is known about the genesis and first performance of the Messe de minuit. It is likely, however, that it was commissioned by the Jesuits of the church of Saint-Louis (today, Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis) for whom Charpentier had been working as maître de musique since 1687. The Messe de minuit belongs to the tradition of the parody-mass for which Charpentier adapted 10 noëls - whose titles are given in the autograph MS - to the text of the ordinary and the resulting music is fresh, charming and jubilant.

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Messe De Minuit Pour Noel

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Customer Rating Being elderly my eyesight is not as it was and I do find that some mucic scores are not easy to follow, especially when the words are written in Latin (very often there are no gaps between individual words and the print is very small). However, this is a great deal better than most. Thank you.
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Format: Vocal Score
Length: 68 pages
Language: English, French, German
Publisher: Schott

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