CHARLES GOUNOD (1829-1894): Sacred Choral Music - Messes brèves No. 5 in C and No. 7 in C, Noël (Chane des Religieuses), Béthléem (Pastorale sur un Noël du 18e siècle), Les sept paroles du Christ sur la Croix, An evening service, Pater noster.
Catalogue Number: 07U035
Format: CD reissue
Description: Although you may be familiar with Gounod's religiously-themed oratorios, you may not know that he wrote 21 masses, not for concert performance, but for use at worship. As with the other works here, these are generally straightforward in style and crafted for the ability of amateur choirs so that the moments of added dramatic color stand out the more. Latin, French and English texts. Tobias Götting (organ), I Vocalisti Chamber Choir; Hans-Joachim Lustig.