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Poulenc: Mass in G major - Sept Chansons - Motets
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Poulenc: Mass in G major - Sept Chansons - Motets
Genre: Classical
 
Brought up in the Roman Catholic faith, which he abandoned in 1917 following the death — of his father, Poulenc returned to the Church in 1936 after the death of his close friend and — fellow composer Pierre-Octave Ferroud. ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Elora Festival Singers
Title: Poulenc: Mass in G major - Sept Chansons - Motets
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Label: Naxos
Release Date: 3/10/2015
Genre: Classical
Style: Symphonies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 747313297870

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Brought up in the Roman Catholic faith, which he abandoned in 1917 following the death
of his father, Poulenc returned to the Church in 1936 after the death of his close friend and
fellow composer Pierre-Octave Ferroud. Together these events caused a spiritual crisis in
Poulenc's life which led to a series of important compositions for chorus. The powerful
Mass in G major, dedicated to the memory of his father, is notable for its daring use of
tonality, though the playfulness of Poulenc's 'Les Six' period is not absent. In the Sept
Chansons, set to surrealist texts, and in the two sets of Motets - both very personal and
penitential - Poulenc generates a huge range of emotion.