Gounod: Messe solennelle (St. Cecilia Mass)

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    1. Composer: Charles Gounod
    2. Editor: Hans Schellevis
    3. Instrumentation: SATB Choir, STB Solos, Piano Reduction
    4. Work Language: Latin
    5. ISMN: 979-000656400-2
    6. Size: 7.5 x 10.6 inches
    7. Pages: 73
    8. Urtext / Critical Edition

    Sacred works occupy a large part of Charles Gounod's oeuvre. It was the Messe solennelle en l'honneur de Sainte Cécile 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.