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Petite Messe Solennelle (Gioachino Rossini)

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Kyrie

  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2016-07-20)   CPDL #40455:  LilyPond
Editor: Johannes Becker (submitted 2016-07-20).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 140 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Kyrie, Vocals only
  • CPDL #14687:  (all Midis)
Editor: Michael Gibson (submitted 2007-08-06).   Score information: A4, 31 pages, 1.21 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard version of the original accompaniment. Section 1 - Pages 1 to 31: Kyrie & Gloria (as far as Domine Deus, Rex caelestis)

Gloria

  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2016-07-20)   CPDL #40456:  LilyPond
Editor: Johannes Becker (submitted 2016-07-20).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 241 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Gloria, choir only
  • CPDL #14688:  (all Midis)
Editor: Michael Gibson (submitted 2007-08-06).   Score information: A4, 38 pages, 1.52 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard version of the original accompaniment. Section 2 - Pages 32 to 69: Gloria (from Qui tollis)

Credo

  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2016-07-20)   CPDL #40457:  LilyPond
Editor: Johannes Becker (submitted 2016-07-20).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 193 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Credo, part 1, vocals only
  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2016-07-20)   CPDL #40458:  LilyPond
Editor: Johannes Becker (submitted 2016-07-20).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 180 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Credo part 2, Et vitam, vocals only
  • CPDL #14689:  (all Midis)
Editor: Michael Gibson (submitted 2007-08-06).   Score information: A4, 42 pages, 1.65 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard version of the original accompaniment. Section 3 - Pages 70 to 111: Credo

Prélude religieux - Ritournelle - Sanctus & Benedictus - O salutaris hostia - Agnus Dei

  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2016-07-20)   CPDL #40459:  LilyPond
Editor: Johannes Becker (submitted 2016-07-20).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 181 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Sanctus, Agnus dei, vocals only
  • CPDL #14690:  (all Midis)
Editor: Michael Gibson (submitted 2007-08-06).   Score information: A4, 24 pages, 1000 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard version of the original accompaniment. Section 4 - Pages 112 to 135

General Information

Title: Petite Messe Solennelle
Composer: Gioachino Rossini

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB + S.A.T.B soli
Genre: SacredMass

Language: Latin
Instruments: Harmonium and two pianos or orchestra

Published: Ricordi (London) edition of 1968.

Description: This work was Rossini's last major composition and dates from 1863. With typical ironic wit, the Mass is neither 'Petite' (taking around 75 minutes in performance) nor 'Solennelle'. It was first performed on 14 March 1864 on the occasion of the dedication of the private chapel of the Comte and Comtesse Pillet-Will in their home in the Rue Moncey. The work is dedicated to the Comtesse.

The autograph score of the original version of this work is annotated by Rossini "Twelve singers of three sexes, men women and castrati, will be sufficient for its performance: that is to say eight for the chorus and four for the solos" This note is somewhat surprising, as 'castrati' had virtually died out by that period. It is of note that, in the first performance of this work, supervised by Rossini, the alto solo part was sung by a female contralto, not a male alto. Rossini also marked that the soloists should sing with the chorus. This would require a prodigious effort on the part of the soloists and modern concert choirs would not need this reinforcement. The current edition therefore does not suggest that the soloists double the chorus parts.

First performed 1864. Rossini adopted the unique sound of harmonium and two pianos to accompany this work, and this should be replicated in performance where possible. The single piano accompaniment given here is for rehearsal purposes only. Rossini was later prevailed upon to orchestrate this work and he sought to ensure as little distortion of the work’s timbres and textures as possible. But the original harmonium/piano version may be thought to be the best.

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Original text and translations

For information, refer to the Mass page. For texts and translations, see the individual pages:

KyrieGloriaCredoSanctus & BenedictusAgnus Dei

Original text and translations may be found at O salutaris hostia.