Charpentier, Marc-Antoine
Messe de Minuit pour Noël (Christmas Mass) H 9
Edition no.
BA 7592
ISMN
9790006521302
Volume / Series
BÄRENREITER URTEXT
Editor
Schauerte Maubouet, Helga
Product format
Score, Urtext edition
Instrumentation
Soprano solo, Alto solo (2), Tenor solo (2), Bass solo (2), Mixed choir (SATB), Orchestra
Binding
Paperback
Pages / Format
30,0 x 23,0 cm
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.


- Urtext based on the latest scholarly research
- Straightforward and easy-to-play keyboard reduction
- Duration: approx. 25 minutes
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