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Messe de Menuit pur Noël (SSAA soli, SSAA choir, flutes, strings and continuo)

Classical/Mass • 1694 • Lyricist: old sacred text • Alternative Title: Mass for Christmas Night
 
 
   
 

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Title by uploader: Charpentier: Messe de Menuit pur Noël (SSAA soli, SSAA choir, flutes, strings and continuo)

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PDF, 2.90 Mb ID: SM-000367584 Upload date: 03 Jul 2019
Instrumentation
Female choir
Scored for
Chamber orchestra
Type of score
Full score
Key
D flat major
Movement(s)
1 to 7 from 7
Arranger
Roar Kvam
Publisher
KVAMusic Edition
Language
Latin
Difficulty
Medium
Duration
25'0
The Messe de Minuit was written around 1694 for the Jesuit church of Saint-Louis in Paris.What is remarkable about this mass is the use of ten French noëls (Christmas carols) in the composition.
In the liturgy the birth of Christ is celebrated with three masses: the first during the night of December 24th, the second in the early morning of December 25th, and the third on the day itself. A special atmosphere surrounds the first of these masses on account of the midnight hour, and so Charpen­tier gave special expression to the long observed practice in France of including popular Christmas carols in the Christmas liturgy by including them in the composition of his midnight mass. Although the Council of Trent had forbidden this kind of borrowing of secular melodies in masses in principle, long established customs were tolerated.
Charpentier’s justly famous Messe de Minuit represents a “perfect synthesis” between the secular and liturgical, and between the popular and learned. Adapting the vast majority of the Latin mass to French noëls, the Messe de Minuit’s freshness and joyful spirit perfectly represent Advent.
While Charpentier used ten different noël’s through the course of the work, the most serious moment of the mass, the statements of Christ’s incarnation, his mortal existence, and his death under Pontius Pilate, is given wholly original, appropriately sober music.
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Soli and choir score

Title by uploader: Charpentier: Messe de Menuit pur Noël (SSAA soli, SSAA choir, flutes, strings and continuo) Soli and Choir Score

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PDF, 1.00 Mb ID: SM-000367585 Upload date: 03 Jul 2019
Instrumentation
Female choir
Scored for
Chamber orchestra
Type of score
Vocal score
Key
D major
Movement(s)
1 to 7 from 7
Arranger
Roar Kvam
Publisher
KVAMusic Edition
Language
Latin
Difficulty
Medium
Duration
25'0
Genre
Classical
The Messe de Minuit was written around 1694 for the Jesuit church of Saint-Louis in Paris.What is remarkable about this mass is the use of ten French noëls (Christmas carols) in the composition.
In the liturgy the birth of Christ is celebrated with three masses: the first during the night of December 24th, the second in the early morning of December 25th, and the third on the day itself. A special atmosphere surrounds the first of these masses on account of the midnight hour, and so Charpen­tier gave special expression to the long observed practice in France of including popular Christmas carols in the Christmas liturgy by including them in the composition of his midnight mass. Although the Council of Trent had forbidden this kind of borrowing of secular melodies in masses in principle, long established customs were tolerated.
Charpentier’s justly famous Messe de Minuit represents a “perfect synthesis” between the secular and liturgical, and between the popular and learned. Adapting the vast majority of the Latin mass to French noëls, the Messe de Minuit’s freshness and joyful spirit perfectly represent Advent.
While Charpentier used ten different noël’s through the course of the work, the most serious moment of the mass, the statements of Christ’s incarnation, his mortal existence, and his death under Pontius Pilate, is given wholly original, appropriately sober music.
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Set of parts

Title by uploader: Charpentier: Messe de Menuit pur Noël (SSAA soli, SSAA choir, flutes, strings and continuo) Set of Parts
Messe de Menuit pur Noël (SSAA soli, SSAA choir, flutes, strings and continuo): Set of parts by Marc-Antoine Charpentier

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PDF, 2.36 Mb ID: SM-000367586 Upload date: 03 Jul 2019
Instrumentation
Female choir
Scored for
Chamber orchestra
Type of score
Parts
Key
D major
Movement(s)
1 to 7 from 7
Arranger
Roar Kvam
Publisher
KVAMusic Edition
Difficulty
Medium
Duration
25'0
The Messe de Minuit was written around 1694 for the Jesuit church of Saint-Louis in Paris.What is remarkable about this mass is the use of ten French noëls (Christmas carols) in the composition.
In the liturgy the birth of Christ is celebrated with three masses: the first during the night of December 24th, the second in the early morning of December 25th, and the third on the day itself. A special atmosphere surrounds the first of these masses on account of the midnight hour, and so Charpen­tier gave special expression to the long observed practice in France of including popular Christmas carols in the Christmas liturgy by including them in the composition of his midnight mass. Although the Council of Trent had forbidden this kind of borrowing of secular melodies in masses in principle, long established customs were tolerated.
Charpentier’s justly famous Messe de Minuit represents a “perfect synthesis” between the secular and liturgical, and between the popular and learned. Adapting the vast majority of the Latin mass to French noëls, the Messe de Minuit’s freshness and joyful spirit perfectly represent Advent.
While Charpentier used ten different noël’s through the course of the work, the most serious moment of the mass, the statements of Christ’s incarnation, his mortal existence, and his death under Pontius Pilate, is given wholly original, appropriately sober music.
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