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Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle - Andrea Lauren Brown (soprano); Andreas Gräsle (harmonium); Dominik Wörner (bass); Georg Poplutz (tenor);...
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  1. Petite messe solennelle, for soloists, chorus, 2 pianos & harmonium
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On hearing Rossini's Petite messe solennelle, Napoleon III is said to have remarked that it was neither little, nor solemn, nor a mass (it includes the hymn "O salutaris hostia," not part of the conventional mass text). Rossini himself, who wrote very little for public consumption in his later years, spoke lightly and ironically of the work but contradicted himself by orchestrating it later on to make sure it would be preserved. The original work is for chorus, soloists, one or two pianos (both versions existed in Rossini's ...