Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Messe de Minuit pour Noël

Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Messe de Minuit pour Noël

Mitternachtsmesse zu Weihnachten

H 9

Description

Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Christmas mass, the Messe de Minuit, is throughly in the French tradition, celebrating the joyful news of the Birth of Christ with cheerful happiness. In this midnight mass, composed in 1694, ten traditional French Christmas hymns have been rearranged, lending the work a dance-like energy alongside charming tone coloring. In independent movements the relatively small instrumental ensemble consisting of two flutes, strings and organ plays a significant role in the musical events of this mass, alternating with various combinations of the vocal parts. Solo voices are only used together in small ensembles and, in accordance with the practices of the period, the boundaries between solo ensemble and choir are fluid, meaning that these solo passages can also be sung by members of the choir.

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full score

21.029/00
80 pages, DIN A4, paperback
EUR23,00 / copies
available

vocal score

21.029/03
48 pages, 19 x 27 cm, paperback
EUR17,95 / copies
available

choral score

21.029/05
24 pages, DIN A4, without cover
EUR9,20 / copies
available
Available from 20 copies
from 20 copies 9,20 EUR
from 40 copies 8,28 EUR
from 60 copies 7,36 EUR

set of parts, complete orchestral parts

21.029/19
23 x 32 cm, without cover
EUR92,50 / copies
available
  • consisting of
    1 x set of parts, harmony parts, 2 x 2 flutes (21.029/09)
    each: 15,00 €
    3 x individual part, violin (21.029/11)
    each: 8,00 €
    3 x individual part, viola 1 (21.029/12)
    each: 8,00 €
    2 x individual part, viola 2 (21.029/13)
    each: 8,00 €
    2 x individual part, violoncello (21.029/14)
    each: 8,00 €
    1 x individual part, organ (21.029/49)
    each: 14,50 €

individual part, organ

21.029/49
24 pages, 23 x 32 cm, without cover
EUR14,50 / copies
available

Product information

Editor

Hans Ryschawy Personal details

Composer

Marc-Antoine Charpentier Personal details

Reviews

Die neue Carus-Ausgabe ist vorbildlich gestaltet mit einem lesenswerten Vorwort, nützlichen Hinweisen zur Aufführung und einem ausführlichen kritischen Bericht. Verdankenswert ist auch die Aufstellung der von Charpentier verwendeten Noëls mit Noten sowie deutscher und englischer Übersetzung.
Musik und Gottesdienst, November 2018

 

Charpentiers Mitternachtsmesse steht ganz in der französischen Tradition, die Botschaft der Geburt Christi mit ausgelassener Fröhlichkeit zu feiern.
musik & liturgie, 5/2016