In nativitatem Domini canticum, H.421 (Charpentier, Marc-Antoine)

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Work Title In nativitatem Domini nostri Jesu Christi canticum
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Composer Charpentier, Marc-Antoine
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. H.421
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1698
Language Latin
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: Dessus 1, 2, 3 ; Continuo

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According to Grove Music, "Charpentier’s dramatic motets number 35. They are more commonly known as oratorios – a misnomer, since they were composed as Latin motets for sacred services, not for meetings in oratories or for spiritual concerts." Tagged as motet.