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Oratorio de Noel, Op. 12

Bearbeitung fur Soli, Chor und Orgel

Soli, Mixed choir, organ (Soloists, Mixed choir, Organ) - Level 3
Bearbeitung fur Soli, Chor und Orgel. Stapled. Choir & Organ. Organ reduction. Opus 12. 81 pages. Duration 30 minutes. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA07514. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA07514).

Item Number: BA.BA07514

ISBN 9790006521661. 27 x 19 cm inches. Text Language: French.

Owing to its Latin text, Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio has found admirers all over the world. Saint-Saëns avoids theatrical effects in his church music and relies almost entirely on homophonic choral writing. Here the operatic allusions so popular in his day have given way to a mixture of romantic élan and reminiscences of the Baroque. The subtitle reads “ dans le style de J. S. Bach” although the composer was unaware of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.

In this unusual form the oratorio, of which the final movement is already a hit with many choruses, is well-suited for performance during the Advent and Christmas seasons, providing a welcome change from Bach.

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  • February 05, 2018 Saint-Saens is making a comeback

    This little, orchestral score for 4 voices and soloist is a fun, neat Noel for the Christmas season just passed. The music is typical French music of the “Belle Epoque” and Saint-Saens does the original Latin text justice with his very creative, “modern” score. I recommend this book for...

    any choir director, organist, or music director looking for something a little different to play at Advent/Christmas-time other than the very good, but typical “Messiah” fare.

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