Petite Messe Solennelle

Petite Messe Solennelle : Performing score

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for SATB soloists, SATB chorus, 2 pianos, and harmonium This is the best known of Rossini's Peches de vieillesse or 'Sins of Old Age'. Although a sacred work, the mass is characteristically lyrical and effervescent, and it affirms the composer's optimistic and deeply felt faith. The work was premiered in 1864. Although Rossini also produced an orchestrated version of the work in 1867, it is reported that he preferred the original scoring, and indeed much of the work's appeal lies in the idiomatic keyboard parts. This edition is based on the autograph manuscript of this original 1864 version, and every effort has been made to honour Rossini's intentions and produce a performing score that is authentic, accurate, and practical. The performing score is available on hire/rental and on sale, and parts for piano and harmonium are available on hire/ more

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  • Sheet music | 176 pages
  • 214 x 276 x 12mm | 458.14g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English, Latin
  • 0193380455
  • 9780193380455
  • 1,056,452

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Her edition is closely based on the autograph of the 1864 original, as well as detailed examination of all other extant primary sources and the various posthumous published editions . . . It is the OUP/Fleming edition that has effectively blazed the trail and put the record straight. Its appearance should make the Ricordi/New Novello edition entirely redundant. * Musical Times *show more

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