Messe solennelle (Ste Cécile) for Soloists (STB), Choir (SATB), Orchestra and Organ
Sacred works occupy a large part of Charles Gounod’s oeuvre. It was the Messe solennelle en l’honneur de Sainte Cécile that established his fame as a church composer. Its melodic invention and effective handling of the orchestra reveal a close proximity to opera.
This Urtext edition is based not only on the original print of 1856 but also on copyists’ manuscripts and autograph sources.
Rounding off this well-researched Urtext edition are an informative Introduction and a detailed Critical Commentary. The edition is being published to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Gounod’s birth.
- Gounod’s well-known mass in a new Urtext edition
- Bilingual Foreword (Ger/Eng) and Critical Commentary (Eng)
- Idiomatic piano reduction
- Full score and parts (BA8966) and vocal score (BA8966-90) available for sale