Soli, Mixed choir, organ (Soloists, Mixed choir, Organ) - Level 3
SKU: BA.BA07514 Bearbeitung fur Soli, Chor und Orgel
. Composed by Camille Saint-Saens. Arranged by Andreas Kohs. Stapled. Choir & Organ. Organ reduction. Opus 12. 81 pages. Duration 30 minutes. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA07514_00. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA07514).
ISBN 9790006521661. 27 x 19 cm inches. Text Language: French.
Owing to its Latin text, Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio has found admirers all over the world. Saint-Saëns avoids theatrical effects in his church music and relies almost entirely on homophonic choral writing. Here the operatic allusions so popular in his day have given way to a mixture of romantic lan and reminiscences of the Baroque. The subtitle reads “ dans le style de J. S. Bach” although the composer was unaware of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.
In this unusual form the oratorio, of which the final movement is already a hit with many choruses, is well-suited for performance during the Advent and Christmas seasons, providing a welcome change from Bach.