|Genre Categories||; ;; ; ;|
|Work Title||In nativitatem Domini nostri Jesu Christi canticum|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||H.416|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1690|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Baroque|
|Instrumentation||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.