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Messe de Minuit pour Noël (Christmas Mass) H 9

By Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Solo soprano voice, 2 solo alto voice, 2 solo tenor voice, 2 solo bass voice, Mixed choir-SATB, orchestra (Soprano solo, Alto solo (2), Tenor solo (2), Bass solo (2), Mixed choir (SATB), Orchestra) - Level 3
Composed by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1645-1704). Edited by Helga Schauerte-Maubouet. This edition: urtext edition. Paperback. Barenreiter Urtext. Score. H 9. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA07592. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA07592).

Item Number: BA.BA07592

ISBN 9790006521302. 31 x 24.3 cm inches. Text Language: Latin. Preface: Helga Schauerte-Maubouet.

Probably composed in 1690, the Messe de Minuït pour Noël, H 9, is perhaps Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s best-known composition after the Te Deum, H 146. The special appeal of this “Mass for the Midnight Service on Christmas Eve” lies in its use of no fewer than ten traditional French carols while impressively revealing Charpentier’s mastery of the concertante style.

The eight solo vocalists (SSAATTBB) can easily be taken from the chorus. They are divided into three groups – one group of two sopranos and two groups each comprising alto, tenor and bass – which interact with the chorus and instruments. This new edition represents the current state of scholarship and offers a completely revised Urtext of Charpentier’s masterpiece.

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- 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
- Includes an introduction with critical commentary explaining 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
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