||In nativitatem Domini nostri Jesu Christi canticum
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|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||4 Voices (Dessus, Haute-Contre, Taille, Basse), orchestra (2 flutes, strings, continuo)
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.