Messe a 8 vois et 8 violons et flutes (H.3) (Marc-Antoine Charpentier)

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  • (Posted 2016-12-31)   CPDL #42459:   
Editor: Walter Heeroma (submitted 2016-12-31).   Score information: A4, 119 pages, 5.36 MB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: This edition is a vocal score only, made by Walter Heeroma and Madeleine Heiligers from the original manuscript in the Meslanges Autographes in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, on the occasion of the performance in Amsterdam on November 15, 2015 by the Lelikoor conducted by JanJoost van Elburg. It may well be used in combination with the full score by Catherine Cessac (a list of differences between the two editions has been provided). A CPDL edition of the full score may be expected around April 2017, orchestra parts will follow in June 2017.
Copyright: © Walter Heeroma and Madeleine Heijligers, 2015, 2016. Users are free to download and print the score for personal use or to share them within their choirs or orchestras, and to use the score for performances and recordings. Any commercial use, e.g. printing and selling scores, is prohibited without explicit permission by the copyright holders. If the score is used for a performance or recording, the editors would enjoy to receive a notice at hehe-editions. Any comments on the edition may be sent to the same e-mail address, and will be highly appreciated.

General Information

Title: Messe a 8 vois et 8 violons et flutes (H.3)
Composer: Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SATB.SATB both chorus and soli
Genre: SacredMass

Language: Latin
Instruments: Orchestra: strings, woodwinds and continuo

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Description: The Mass is probably an arrangement made by Charpentier himself in the 1680's of an original dating from 1672 (now lost), and was possibly commanded by the Paris Jesuites to celebrate the canonization of their general Francesco di Borgia. More information is in the preface to the CPDL#42459 edtion.

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Original text and translations

For information, refer to the Mass page. For texts and translations, see the individual pages:

KyrieGloriaCredoSanctus & BenedictusAgnus DeiO salutaris hostiaDomine salvum fac