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Oratorio. Composed by Cesar Auguste Franck (1822-1890). This edition: Paperbound. French Sacred Music. German title: Les Beatitudes. Oratorios. Vocal score. With Language: German/French. Composed 1879. Duration 130 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.1038003).
Item Number: CA.1038003
ISBN M-007-08964-1. Text: Josephine Colomb.
Franck applied himself more than once to the task of writing music inspired by the Sermon on the Mount, because he regarded it as the quintessence of his ethical and religious ideals. The immediate impulse for the composition of the oratorio came from the libretto by JosÃ©ph Colomb, who was an adherent of the "Heart of Jesus" movement, which was widespread in France in the latter part of the 19th century, The first performance occurred on the 20th February 1879 with a small ensemble under the circumstances of unfavorable conditions.
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