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Four Motets for Lent

Complete Edition/English Text

By Francis Poulenc

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Choral (SATB Choir)
Complete Edition/English Text. Composed by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963). Edited by Hugh Ross. Choral. Sacred. 29 pages. Editions Salabert #SLB00173300. Published by Editions Salabert (HL.50483213).

Item Number: HL.50483213

6.7x10.6 inches.

The pain and suffering of Passiontide is evoked in the austere texts of these four motets. Using somber, bittersweet harmonies and angular melodies alongside more comfortable, chorale-like textures, Poulenc creates rapid, effective changes of mood. Though the performance of this music is challenging, its passionate spirituality makes the task worthwhile.

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