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Unabridged digitally enhanced reprint [New York: G. Schirmer, Inc., 1896. Plate 12111].Condition:
New / 8.27 x 11.69 inches / 72 pages.Notes:
In Paris on Nov. 22, 1855, the "Solemn Mass of St. Cecilia" was first performed in its entirety. The Sanctus and Benedictus movements were highly acclaimed when performed in London four and a half years before. It was the custom to celebrate the feast of St. Cecilia, the patron Saint of music, with the production of new compositions in the Eglise de St. Eustache. Gounod dedicated his mass to the memory of his father-in-law Zimmermann, former professor of the Conservatory, who had died Oct. 29, 1853. Tilmant directed the orchestra, and Gounod the chorus. A digitally enhanced reprint of the Sir Joseph Barnby's piano reduction first issued in 1896 by G. Schirmer, Inc.
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