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Charpentier: Vocal Chamber Music

Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Vocal Chamber Music
Edited by John S. Powell
Charpentier: Vocal Chamber Music
Full Score (1986)
9x12, xxi + 98 pp.

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Performance Parts

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Instrumental Part(s) (2009)
Set of 5 parts (vn. 1; vn. 2; fl. a bec; fl. allemande; viole)

Instrumental Part(s) (2009)
Set of 3 parts (vn. 1; vn. 2; b.)

These seven chamber works, Italianate in style and important predecessors to the cantate française of the eighteenth century, offer fresh insight into the oeuvre of a composer remembered chiefly for his operas, sacred oratorios, and masses. The pieces are scored for one to six voices with various obbligato instruments.
Orphée descendant aux enfers
Cantate françoise de M. Charpentier
Serenata a tre voci e simphonia
Superbo amore
Il mondo così và
Beate mie pene
Epitaphium Carpentarij
Robert Ford, Notes, June 1987; Graham Sadler, Music & Letters, May 1989; Richard Langham Smith, Early Music, May 1990
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