Pierre Villette: O Salutaris Op.21

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Publisher: Heugel
Composer: Pierre Villette
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

With music composed by Pierre Villette, O Salutaris, Op.21 is a an Eucharistic hyhmn written for the Feast of the Corpus Christi, for SATB choral a cappella. Dedicated to Jules Lambert, director of "La cantate" in Rouen, this religious piece is very lyrical and melodious.

Written in Latin, this piece necessitates being sung at a slow tempo (58), including three principal verses and finishing with the voices in harmony. It is mainly used for the Adoration and the Blessed sacrament.

Pierre Villette (1926-1998) was a French composer of choral and instrumental music. Strongly influenced by Catholicism, his musical heritage ran from Fauré to Messiaen.

ISBN: 9790047331496
Published on: 26 August 2002
No of pages: 3
Language: English, French, Latin
Catalogue No: HE33149

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        Scores 5.3 out of 10 based on 3 reviews
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        O Salutaris is a prayer (in this case, sung) that is mostly associated with the solemnity of the Benediction service, where one would be deep in prayer.
        For these reasons the music needs to support the congregations prayers by being an 'encouraging' background. Most of the congregation I see in most churches would find the 'clever'tonal movements distracting. Compare to the effect of the Plainchant O Salutaris
        Confirmed purchase: 15 October 2015
        Published on: 30 November 2015
        6 out of 10


        Bradford GB I'm researching the hymnody
        Music for the Catholic Church is always interesting and 'new' pieces are unusual.
        There is no date on this work so it is difficult to evaluate whether it accords with Church prescriptions.

        The repetitions in this work, and the splits between the text lines would make it a 'no, no' for a performance for the liturgy.

        However, it could be used for concert performances.
        Confirmed purchase: 27 October 2015
        Published on: 11 November 2015

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