SATB Voices and Piano
From the St. Cecilia Mass by Charles Francois Gounod (1818-1893)
Arranged by Earlene Rentz
Free with Purchase: Accompaniment MP3, Individual Voice Part MP3s, Rehearsal Preparation Sheet
Also available: SAB, Unison, 2-Part, SSA
Duration ca. 4:00
Charles Francois Gounod’s “Sanctus,” first performed in 1841, is a beautiful composition with flowing phrases and beautiful harmonies that move gracefully into and out of the prominent theme of the piece. It is written in ABA form, and the singers build throughout until it ends in a quiet reflection of holiness. This arrangement is appropriate for sacred or school choral use, and its theme will be etched in the memories of all of your singers. Enjoy the building of phrases in an emotional representation of peace and holiness.