Messe Solennelle de Ste. Cecile by Charles Francois Gounod (1818-1893). Arranged by Joseph Barnby. Choir and piano. For SATB Choir, Piano. This edition: Paperback. Mass, Liturgical, Transcriptions, Choral. Romantic Period; Sacred/Hymns, French. Large Vocal Score. Text Language: Latin. Composed 1855. 72 pages. Duration 46 minutes. Published by Serenissima (SA.Z2607).
ISBN 9781932419351. With Text Language: Latin. Romantic Period; Sacred/Hymns, French. 8.27 x 11.69 inches.
In Paris on Nov. 22, 1855, the "Solemn Mass of St. Cecilia" was first performed in its entirety. The Sanctus and Benedictus movements were highly acclaimed when performed in London four and a half years before. It was the custom to celebrate the feast of St. Cecilia, the patron Saint of music, with the production of new compositions in the Eglise de St. Eustache. Gounod dedicated his mass to the memory of his father-in-law Zimmermann, former professor of the Conservatory, who had died Oct. 29, 1853. Tilmant directed the orchestra, and Gounod the chorus. A digitally enhanced reprint of the Joseph Barnby piano reduction first issued in 1896 by G. Schirmer, Inc.