Father Bacchus, son of Semélé,
Make us feel the virtue of the syrup of this tortu wood
To celebrate solemnly.
We cover our heads with this ivy
It is to better solemnize you.
And to calm your wrath,
We suck your juice by full glass.
The "musical buffoonery in one act" Tromb-Al-Ca-Zar or "Les criminels dramatiques" (dramatic criminals) was premiered in Paris at the Théâtre Des Bouffes-Parisiens on April 3, 1856. Although the intrigue of the booklet is weak (Near...
Magnificat of the 6th ton :
01 : Magnificat (plain chant) - Anima mea (polyphony)
02 : Et exultavit (plain chant)
03 : Quia respexit (polyphony)
04 : Quia fecit (plain chant)
05 : Et misericordia (polyphony)
06 :Fecit potentiam (plain chant)
One of the best known harmonizations of this traditional Christmas Carol from Béarn (Southern France) was written by Swiss composer Frank Martin in the 20th century.
This song does not evoke the baby Jesus but the three wise men (sovereign...
A madrigal for 2 soprano and bass voices with basso continuo.
Lovers, what do you say?
Sigh, run away, cry, mourn.
Do what you know.
Nothing turns luck or destiny into love.
Alas, the unlucky is always unhappy.
This score extracted from a...
Ernest Chausson is better known for his melodies and less for his choral pieces. Dying too early from a bicycle accident, he just did few scores for the choirs.
This Ballata, written in1897, is a cappella work dedicated to a quartet "les petits...
Anton Bruckner has published five different versions of Tantum Ergo whose general structures are similar (homophony of voices, identical breathing of the text ...). The first four are with 4 mixed voices and the fifth (in D) is with five mixed...
Anton Bruckner has published five different versions of Tantum Ergo whose general structures are similar (homophony of voices, identical breathing of the text ...).
The first four are with 4 mixed voices and the fifth (in D) is with five mixed...