Resources for Choral Singers and Soloists
The César Franck Mass in A major (Messe solennelle in A major, Op.12) was
originally composed for Soprano Tenor and Bass Choir and soloists. There are
also versions arranged for Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass Choir with Soloists.
Note Perfect provides BOTH version in a single package. The versions that
Note Perfect supplies are the original version, and the four part version as
published by Carus. In both versions some parts are further divided into 2
Both the 3 part and 4 part versions are harmonically compatible with each other.
However only the Soprano part is identical for both versions. The Tenor and Bass
parts have differences in each version.
The soloists parts are minimal, however it has become the practice for soloists
to be allocated parts from the choir, so reducing the choir participation. This
is likely to vary from performance to performance, though some editions give
suggestions. Note Perfect provides maximum choral parts for the choir. Singers
need to be aware of additional soloist parts from their music director. Please
scroll down for more IMPORTANT information and to listen to samples.
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For the Choir
* For downloads this is included when you purchase any voice part, as the
The complete work is provided in performance order.
However, it is probable that soloists will be allocated more to
sing using some of the choir parts, so reducing the amount that the choir
sings. This tends to vary from performance to performance. It is highly
recommended that soloists also purchase the choir part for their selected
voice, this will include any extra parts not described above. The soloist
package described above comes free when purchased with a chosen voice (IE
Soprano; Alto; Tenor or Bass).
For soloists to download the free Soloist package above, the appropriate
radio button must be selected for the in the Bonus Download section,
otherwise the default Choir bonus will be selected. To obtain the bonus
select any of the other "paid for" packages.
Click the PLAY symbol to listen to samples selected from Franck Mass in A opus 12 Rehearsal Aids.
3 and 4 part version - Credo excerpt - Choir Soprano
3 part version - Credo excerpt - Choir Tenor
3 part version - Credo excerpt - Choir Bass 1
3 part version - Credo excerpt - Choir Bass 2
3 part version - Credo excerpt - Choir Soprano Tenor and Bass Together
3 part version - Credo excerpt - with assistance for choir on wind instruments
4 part version only - Credo excerpt - Choir Alto
4 part version - Credo excerpt - Choir Tenor
4 part version - Credo excerpt - Choir Bass
4 part version - Credo excerpt - Choir Soprano Alto Tenor and Bass Together
4 part version - Credo excerpt - with assistance for choir on wind instruments
3 and 4 part version - Credo excerpt - Accompaniment - No Assistance for voices
Panis Angelicus with assistance for Soprano Soloist
Panis Angelicus with assistance for Tenor Soloist
Panis Angelicus without assistance