Petite Messe Solennelle - G. Rossini

October 19, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.Gioacchino Rossini

Tracey Engleman, soprano

Nicole Warner, mezzo-soprano

Luke Grooms, tenor

Jeffrey Ray, bass

Bel Canto Chorus

Richard Hynson, conductor

 

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Gioacchino Rossini (pictured above) wrote the Petite Messe Solennelle (Small solemn mass) in 1863 as a salon piece for two pianos and harmonium, calling for only 12 singers; the soloists should sing the chorus parts and the solos. Rossini orchestrated the piece from 1866-1867 and the orchestrated version was performed for the first time in 1869 with full orchestra, chorus, and soloists. Rossini never heard it orchestrated; he died in 1868. (Source)

 

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