M-A. Charpentier: Messe De Minuit Pour Noël - Christmas Mass H 9 (Viola II)

Books | Orchestra, Viola

Publisher: Bärenreiter
Format: Sheet Music | Part

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.

The eight 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 the chorus and 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

ISBN: 9790006521333
Skill Level: Advanced Explain this
Published on: 23 February 2005
No of pages: 6
Catalogue No: M006521333