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Priere, Op 158

Cello (or Violin) and Organ (or Piano)

By Camille Saint-Saens

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Cello (violin) and organ (piano) (Score & Parts) - intermediate
Cello (or Violin) and Organ (or Piano). Composed by Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921). Edited by Wolfgang Birtel. This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. String. Priere ist eine schlichte und eingangige Komposition: Dem kantablen Beginn folgt ein expressiver Mittelteil, der wieder in den besinnlichen Anfang einmundet. Die Orgelstimme ist fur ein zweimanualiges Instrument gedacht - die wenigen Pedaltone sind vom Ko. Classical. Softcover. Composed 1919. Op. 158. 20 pages. Schott Music #ED 20848. Published by Schott Music (HL.49018167).

Item Number: HL.49018167

ISBN 9790001172080. 9x12 inches.

When writing his Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33, Camille Saint-Saens wrote a classic of the violoncello literature. But the French musician even wrote other works for this in-strument: further solo works, a second concerto as well as two sonatas, a suite with piano accompaniment and the solo movement from his probably best-known work, The Carnival of Animals: the Swan. The French musician completed his extensive oeuvre with a series of chamber music pieces and smaller works, but also wrote compositions for the organ, for the instrument he had started his musical career with. After two fantasias for organ, Saint-Saens eventually wrote his Priere, his Prayer, for violoncello and organ, Op. 158 in 1919. It is a simple and catchy tune: The cantabile beginning is followed by an expressive middle section which leads back to the quiet beginning. One year later, the original publisher also published an adaptation for violin, Op. 158bis which differs from the violoncello version in small corrections, an organ part adjusted to the register of the violin and a modified end-ing. Due to their meditative character, both versions are ideal for concert or liturgical per-formances. The organ part is meant for a double-manual instrument - the few pedal notes being marked ad libitum by the composer - so that Priere can also be performed on the piano.

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