Petite Messe solennelle

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Petite Messe solennelle (Little Solemn Mass). Setting of Mass by Rossini for sop., cont., ten., and bar. soloists, ch. of 12 singers, 2 pf., and harmonium, 1863. F.p. Paris 1864. Arr. 1867 for full orch. by composer. The ‘petite’ does not refer to the work's size but is Rossini's too modest evaluation of its importance.

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