Cecilia Mass was his first major work. The review was published in Paris and raised expectations. The premiere was performed on St. In the Gloria, the prayer miserere nobis have mercy on us is intensified by an added Domine Jesu Lord Jesus. The mass has an instrumental offertory. In the Agnus Dei, the soloists sing between the three invocations the text "Domine, non sum dignus ut intres sub tectum meum, sed tantum dic verbo, et sanabitur anima mea" Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say a word and I shall be healed , sung once by the tenor, once by the soprano.
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Paris; d. Saint-Cloud was a practicing Catholic and as a youth contemplated becoming a priest. He eventually decided he was unsuited for the priesthood but expressed his devotion in numerous works of sacred music.
After winning the Grand Prix de Rome in , Gounod spent much of his time at the Sistine Chapel listening to and studying the works of sixteenth century masters. During the summer of , while at work on the St. I have translated them; that is my time of reflection. Following that, I contemplate my Mass.
Gounod contemporary, composer Camille Saint-Saens b. This simplicity, this grandeur, this serene light which rose before the musical world like a breaking dawn, troubled people enormously. In the original Gloria the final miserere nobis have mercy on us is intensified by an added Domine Jesu Lord Jesus. The original Mass also has an added instrumental Offertorium, between the Domine salvum and the Sanctus. In the original Agnus Dei, the soloists sing between the three invocations the text Domine, non sum dignus ut intres sub tectum meum, sed tantum dic verbo, et sanabitur anima mea Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say a word and I shall be healed , sung first by the tenor and again by the soprano.
The movement ends with an added Amen. The Hartmann recording listed below, utilizes the original version of the score. The Messe Solennelle was dedicated by the composer to Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of church musicians, who like Saint Agnes, was martyred for her faith in Rome and is memorialized in both the Roman Canon Para. Gounod also composed this Mass in memory of his music teacher and father-in-law, Pierre Joseph Zimmerman, who died in The Gloria and Credo are famous for their drama, power and memorable melodies.
Marc Jaros. Mary E. LeVoir is the organist. The Schola Cantorum is directed by Paul W.
Charles Gounod: St Cecilia Mass
Messe solennelle de sainte Cécile