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Oratorio de Noel (Weihnachtsoratorium)

By Camille Saint-Saens

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SMATB vocal soli, SATB choir, 2 violins, viola, cello, contrabass, organ, harp - Level 3
Composed by Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921). Edited by Thomas Kohlhase. This edition: Paperbound. Carus sheet music series: French Sacred Music, Vocal scores XL. Innovative practice aids, Sacred vocal music, Oratorios, Christmas. Vocal score. Op. 12. 56 pages. Duration 40 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 40.455/03. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4045503).

Item Number: CA.4045503

ISBN 9790007068769. Language: Latin.

In 1860 Camille Saint-Saens composed his Oratorio de Noel for five vocal soloists, mixed choir, strings, organ and harp. The work, sung in Latin, is based on texts from the Old and New Testaments, the Psalms and Gospels, as well as the Catholic Christmas liturgy. A distinctive chamber music-like instrumentation, with lyrical soloistic parts and a modest choral part combine to create a basic pastoral mood which has led this Christmas Oratorio to become one of the most performed works by Saint-Saens. Carus offers this work both in its original version and in an arrangement in which the choir is accompanied solely by an organ. This work is now available in carus music, the choir app! Score available separately - see item CA.4045500.

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