Charles Gounod: Deuxième Messe

Charles Gounod

Deuxième Messe

pour les sociétés chorales

CG 71, 1862


Charles Gounod owes his reputation primarily to his operas but church music occupies a significant position in his creative output. The "Missae breves," short masses for a cappella choir or with organ accompaniment comprise an important part within this category. The present Deuxième Messe pour les sociétés chorales for four-voice men’s choir is dedicated to the Association of Choral Societies of Paris and the Departement of the Seine and was first performed in 1862. The high level of quality of this work is based, not least, on the experiences which Gounod gathered in his compositions for large choir as Director of the Parisian "Orphéons," a worker’s singing society. In the first edition the accompanying organ part was designated as ad libitum, but it bridges the gaps in the musical fabric.

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full score

36 pages, DIN A4, paperback
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choral score

12 pages, DIN A4, without cover
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