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Elora Festival Singers
Mass In G Major

Elora Festival Singers - Mass In G Major

Poulenc had not written for choral forces for over a decade when, in 1936, his friend and fellow-composer Pierre-Octave Ferroud was killed in harrowing circumstances. This, fused with the memory of his father’s death, caused a spiritual crisis in Poulenc’s life which led to a series of important compositions for chorus. The powerful Mass In G Major is a missa brevis with a daring use of tonality, though the playfulness of Poulenc’s ‘Les Six’ period is not absent. In Sept Chansons, to surrealist texts, and in the two sets of Motets - both very personal and penitential – Poulenc generates a huge range of emotion.

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"No. 1. La Blanche Neige (The White Snow)"

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  1. 1. No. 1. La Blanche Neige (The White Snow)
  2. 2. No. 2. A Peine Defiguree (Barely Disfigured)
  3. 3. No. 3. Par Une Nuit Nouvelle (Through A New Night)
  4. 4. No. 4. Tous Les Droits (All The Rights)
  5. 5. No. 5. Belle Et Ressemblante (Beautiful And Resembling)
  6. 6. No. 6. Marie (Marie)
  7. 7. No. 7. Luire (To Dawn)
  8. 8. Kyrie
  9. 9. Gloria
  10. 10. Sanctus
  11. 11. Benedictus
  12. 12. Agnus Dei
  13. 13. No. 1. Timor Et Tremor Venerunt Super Me
  14. 14. No. 2. Vinea Mea Electa
  15. 15. No. 3. Tenebrae Factae Sunt
  16. 16. No. 4. Tristis Est Anima Mea
  17. 17. No. 1. O Magnum Mysterium
  18. 18. No. 2. Quem Vidistis Pastores Dicite
  19. 19. No. 3. Videntes Stellam
  20. 20. No. 4. Hodie Christus Natus Est