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Summer Concert

Saturday 23 May 2020, 19:30

St. Marys Church Nantwich

Gioachino Rossini

Petite Messe Solennelle

 

This concert will include members from 'Oratorienchor Lüdenscheid'

The Petite Messe Solennelle is the most substantial of the works written during Rossini's Indian summer of composition. It was composed in 1863 for private performance and is scored for four soloists and chorus, with harmonium and piano accompaniment. It was not heard in public until 1869, the year after his death, when it was performed in the composer's own orchestral version at the Theatre Italien. The work's title is misleading, since the Petite Messe Solennelle is neither petite nor particularly solemn.

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