Childhood of Christ Sacred Trilogy: Part I. Herod's Dream Part II. The Flight Into Egypt Part III. The Coming to Sais (G. Schirmer's Editions of Oratorios and Cantatas)

By: Berlioz, Hector

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Light edge wear. 120 pp. L'enfance du Christ (English: The Childhood of Christ), Opus 25, is a choral work by the French composer Hector Berlioz, based on the story of the Holy Family's flight into Egypt. Berlioz wrote his own words for the piece. Most of it was composed in 1853 and 1854, but it also incorporates an earlier work La fuite en Egypte (1850). It was first performed at the Salle Herz, Paris on 10 December 1855, with Berlioz conducting and soloists from the Opéra-Comique: Jourdan (Récitant), Depassio (Hérode), the couple Meillet (Marie and Joseph) and Bataille (Le père de famille). Berlioz described L'enfance as a Trilogie sacrée (sacred trilogy). The first of its three sections depicts King Herod ordering the massacre of all newborn children in Judaea; the second shows the Holy Family of Mary, Joseph and Jesus setting out for Egypt to avoid the slaughter, having been warned by angels; and the final section portrays their arrival in the Egyptian town of Sais where they are given refuge by a family of Ishmaelites. It's worth noting that Berlioz himself was by no means a religious believer, though he was a great admirer of Catholic church music. L'enfance also shows some influence from the Biblical oratorios of Berlioz's teacher Jean-François Lesueur.

Title: Childhood of Christ Sacred Trilogy: Part I. Herod's Dream Part II. The Flight Into Egypt Part III. The Coming to Sais (G. Schirmer's Editions of Oratorios and Cantatas)

Author: Berlioz, Hector

Categories: Sheet Music & Tabs,

Publisher: G. Schirmer Inc.:

Binding: Large Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 1520531

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