Gounod-St.Cécile-Mass: reduced version (strings, organ)
  • Orlando
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    In biographys we find a historic version (1895) by Henry d'Aubel of the famous Gounod-Mass for voices, strings (harp?) and a reduction of the wind-parts for organ. The editor Lebeau doesn't exist any longer.
    Does anybody know something about it? I didn't find it even in the "Bibliotheque nationale de France". Are there any reprints (online)? It would be an interesting version to combine with St.-Saëns Oratorio de Noël e.g.
    Thanks for your answers from Switzerland!
  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
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    Do you mean the Missa Brevis No. 7 in C ("Aux chappelles")? Or the Saint Cecilia Mass?
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  • StimsonInRehabStimsonInRehab
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    IMSLP has a version reduced for organ/piano. Right underneath the Barnby reduction.


    I've been looking for the same thing myself (organ and strings). You might ask the music director of the ICKSP oratory in St. Louis, MO, since I know they sang a version of this in celebration for one of their Canon's jubilees.

    If you happen to find it first, let me know!
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  • Orlando
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    Thank you both! The "Messe aux chapelles" I do know quite well and I think, that its (original) version for choir and organ is even online (petrucci?).
    I will try out to find out the address of the ICKSP oratory in St. Louis now and let you now the news!
  • Jugo6
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    For who might be interested, I found this discussion, and then searching on I found the mentioned score in Gallica: https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k3109392/f7.item Now thinking of performing that with a string quartet or quintet, organ or harmonium. Might be combinated with Fauré Requiem in the same way.