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Messe solennelle (Saint Cecile) for Soloists, Choir and Orchestra

By Charles Francois Gounod

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Composed by Charles Francois Gounod (1818-1893). Edited by Hans Schellevis. This edition: urtext edition. Stapled. Barenreiter Urtext. Single part. 15 pages. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA08966-67. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA08966-67).

Item Number: BA.BA08966-67

ISBN 9790006563999. 32.5 x 25.5 cm inches.

Sacred works occupy a large part of Charles Gounod's oeuvre. It was the Messe solennelle en l'honneur de Sainte Cecile that established his fame as a church composer. Its melodic invention and effective handling of the orchestra reveal a close proximity to opera. This Urtext edition is based not only on the original print of 1856 but also on copyists' manuscripts and autograph sources. Rounding off this well-researched Urtext edition are an informative Introduction and a detailed Critical Commentary. The edition is being published to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Gounod's birth.

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What can I expect from a Barenreiter Urtext edition?

- A reliable musical text based on all available sources
- A description of the sources
- Information on the genesis and history of the work
- Valuable notes on performance practice
- A Critical Commentary explaining all source discrepancies and editorial decisions

- Page-turns, fold-out pages, and cues where you need them
- A well-presented layout and a user-friendly format
- Excellent print quality
- Superior paper and binding


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