24 Cantiques (Lefébure-Wély, Louis James Alfred)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Paris: Mme. Vve. Canaux, n.d.[1844]. Plate C.C. 1096.
Misc. Notes Bibliothèque nationale de France, Musique (F-Pn): VM1-2507
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Work Title 24 Cantiques
Alternative. Title 24 Cantiques à trois et quatre voix soli et choeurs avec acc. d'orgue et contre basse ad lib
Composer Lefébure-Wély, Louis James Alfred
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 24 canticles:
  1. Doux printems (2 sopranos, bass, double bass, organ)
  2. Ô vierge sainte (soprano, mixed chorus (SSTB), double bass, organ)
  3. Heureux qui du coeur de Marie (2 sopranos, bass, double bass, organ)
  4. Ô divine Marie (2 sopranos, bass, double bass, organ)
  5. Du Roi des cieux tout célèbre la gloire (2 sopranos, double bass, organ)
  6. Sainte cité demeure permanente (soprano solo, 2 sopranos, bass, double bass, organ)
  7. Jour heureux sainte allegrésse (solo (G2 clef), mixed chorus (SSB), double bass, organ)
  8. Je mets me confiance (2 sopranos, bass, organ)
  9. "A fin d'être docile et sage Seigneur" (3 sopranos, organ)
  10. Esprit divin, Dieu de lumière (3 sopranos)
  11. Venez Esprit Saint pur amour (3 sopranos)
  12. Seigneur dès ma première enfance (soprano or tenor, mixed chorus (SSB), double bass, organ)
  13. L'encens divin (solo (G2 clef), mixed chorus (SSB), double bass, organ)
  14. Esprit divin père de nos esprits (3 equal voices (G2 clef), organ)
  15. Venez esprit saint dans nos coeurs (3 equal voices (G2 clef), organ)
  16. Pleins de ferveur ("solo" soprano, 2 sopranos, bass, organ)
  17. Que la demeure où tu résides (2 sopranos, bass, organ)
  18. Écoutez mes prières (3 sopranos, organ)
  19. Heureux qui dès son enfance (2 sopranos, organ)
  20. Temple témoin (soprano solo, mixed chorus (G2, G2, G2, F4 clefs), organ)
  21. Dans ce beau mois (2 sopranos, bass, organ)
  22. Mon fils pour apprende (3 sopranos, organ)
  23. Quel bonheur inestimable (2 sopranos, tenor, bass, organ)
  24. Motet à la Ste Vierge (2 sopranos, organ); has "solo" and "duo" indications
Text Incipit see below
24. Vierge Marie priez pour nous
First Publication. 1844 – Paris: Mme. Vve. Canaux
Language French
Dedication à sa Grandeur Monsigneur N[icolas-Théodore] Olivier Olivier, évêque d'Évreux
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 3 and 4 voices (soli and chorus), organ and double bass (ad lib.)

Navigation etc.

  • There is an unnumbered canticle, Motet à la Ste Vierge (incipit "Vierge Marie priez pour nous") at the end of the 23 numbered canticles. The two possibilities are that this is a stray item and Canticle no.24 is missing, or that it is the 24th canticle, and the publisher simply forgot to number it. Since the page numbering is consecutive and there are no missing pages, it is more probable that this is the 24th canticle and that nothing is missing.
  • In the BnF scan (which seems to be the only copy worldwide), there are an additional 3 canticles. Since the canticle numbering starts over again on 1, as does the page numbering, and there are many blank pages in between the two sets of canticles, IMSLP has treated this as a separate work on its own page: 3 Cantiques (Lefébure-Wély, Louis James Alfred)