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Camille Saint-SaŽns: Oratorio de NoŽl ()

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composed by Camille Saint-SaŽns

Saint-SaŽns' Oratorio de NoŽl, written when the composer was 25, is scored for five soloists, choir, strings, harp, and organ. It's drenched in warm Romanticism, but its roots in Baroque and Classical traditions are easy to hear, as in the sacred music of Mendelssohn, which it stylistically resembles. It begins with a lovely, Bachian pastorale that sets the tone of reverence and transcendence that suffuses the whole work, and which returns at the end. Only its second movement, a recitative, deals with the Biblical nativity ...

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  1. Oratorio de NoŽl, for soloists, chorus, strings, harp & organ, Op. 12
  2. Bťnťdiction nuptiale, for organ in F major, Op. 9
  3. Ave verum, motet for 4 female voices, organ & horn in D major
  4. Sub tuum, motet for soprano, alto & organ in F minor
  5. O salutaris, motet for soprano, alto, baritone & organ in B flat major
  6. Ave Maria, motet for 2 altos & organ in A major
  7. Tantum ergo, motet for 2 sopranos, alto, organ & chorus ad lib in E flat major
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Camille Saint-SaŽns: Oratorio de NoŽl
2007, Carus

UPC: 409350833526


Camille Saint-SaŽns: Oratorio de NoŽl
2007, Carus

UPC: 4009350833524


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