Charles Gounod is well known for both his opera and masses. In his life he composed so many masses that he became in danger of becoming better known for that art rather than the one he so desired to be associated with, opera. His Messe Solonelle de St. Cecilia , written to honor St. Ceclie the patron saint of music, was one of his greatest, and the one that troubled him the most to create. Could he be so bold and skilled as to compose a mass on the grandest scale that would indeed give proper homage to the patron saint of music? History has proven that he did indeed.
The "Sanctus" section is the climax of the mass. In a live performance a solo tenor enters later joined by a large male chorus. In this arrangement a double trombone choir (each 1A, 3T, 2B) is employed, half as the male chorus and the other half as support for the pipe organ accompaniment. The solo voice tenor voice is performed by an alto trombone.
The arrangement was created in Encore notation and ported to Finale 2006.
The output was made using the GPO library and the following instruements;
Each trombone choir: Ten Tbone Solo, Ten Tbone Plr 1, Ten Tbone Plr 2, Ten
Tbone Plr 3, Tbone Overlay
The organ: Flute, Cornet (during one solo)
I hope that you find this work as lovely as I do.