Noël, Op.87 (Fauconier, Benoit Constant)


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Publisher. Info. Bruxelles: Schott Frères, n.d. Plate S.F. 1034a.
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General Information

Work Title Noël, Op.87
Alternative. Title Trois messes solennelles, No.1
Composer Fauconier, Benoit Constant
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.87
Key G major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 8
First Publication. by 1869
Librettist Mass (traditional) with offertory (Ecce panis)
Language Latin
Dedication Double dedication: Le Prince de Chimay (Trois messes solennelles); Pope Pius IX (Noël, Op.87)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Men's chorus (at least 3 tenors and 2 basses), flute, oboe, clarinets in B, bassoons, horns in D, trumpets (Pistons), 3 trombones, timpani, strings

Misc. Comments

Possibly published in or near the 1860s (like the composer's opp. 82 and 86, according to HMB.) Chorus consisting, I think, of 3 tenors (in the Ecce panis) and 2 basses, sometimes singing as a group and sometimes solo (e.g. 2me Bass solo during the Credo.) St. Pancras library thinks 1869, which seems right. It is advertised in Le Guide Musicale volume 15 from 8 April 1869 along with two other masses (no.2 Paques and no.4 Assomption) by Fauconier, so first publication was no later than that year. (Advertisement gives Sannes of Brussels as the publisher - the Schott edition, though also of Brussels, might be a later one, possibly from the 1880s or so?)

Section Listing

  1. Kyrie (G major, Andante non troppo lento)
  2. Gloria (E major, Allegro maestoso - Religioso - Adagio - Andantino sostenuto - Andante sostenuto - Allegro maestoso)
  3. Credo (G major. Allegro maestoso - Andantino non troppo lento - Poco più lento - Allegro - Allegretto sostenuto quasi Andante - Allegro - Allegro maestoso)
  4. Sanctus (C major. Adagio sostenuto) -
  5. Ecce panis (F major. Andante. Violin and cello solo) -
  6. Sanctus (Pleni sunt coeli) (Adagio)
  7. Agnus dei (G minor. Andantino)-
  8. Dona (G major. Andante non troppo lento)