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Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Messe de Minuit pour Noël (Christmas Mass): Mixed Choir And Ensemble

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COMPOSER: Marc-Antoine Charpentier
PUBLISHER: Bärenreiter-Verlag
PRODUCT FORMAT: Vocal Work
Probably composed in 1690, the Messe de Minuït pour Noël , H 9, is perhaps Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s best-known composition after the Te Deum, H 146. The special appeal of this“Mass for the Midnight Service on Christmas Eve” lies in its use of no fewer than ten traditional French carols while
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Composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Editor Helga Schauerte Maubouet
Publisher Bärenreiter-Verlag
Instrumentation Soprano, 2 Altos, 2 Tenors, 2 Basses, Mixed Choir: SATB, Orchestra
Product Format Vocal Work
Theme Christmas
Style Period Baroque
Style Baroque
ISMN 9790006521302
No. BA7592
Number of pages 98
Voicing SATB
Series Bärenreiter Urtext
Description

Probably composed in 1690, the Messe de Minuït pour Noël, H 9, is perhaps Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s best-known composition after the Te Deum, H 146. The special appeal of this“Mass for the Midnight Service on Christmas Eve” lies in its use of no fewer than ten traditional French carols while impressively revealing Charpentier’s mastery of the concertante style.

Theeight solo vocalists (SSAATTBB) can easily be taken from the chorus. They are divided into three groups – one group of two sopranos and two groups each comprising alto, tenor and bass – which interact with thechorusand instruments. This new edition represents the current state of scholarship and offers a completely revised Urtext of Charpentier’s masterpiece.

- Urtext based on the latest scholarly research

-Straightforward and easy-to-play keyboard reduction

- Duration: approx. 25 minutes

- Full score & parts (BA7592) and vocal score (BA7592-90) available for sale

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