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Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle is neither little nor particularly solemn. The work is a very substantial setting of the Mass in fourteen parts; Rossini used the term “petite” as a modest evaluation of its importance. It is scored for four soloists and at least eight voices (“men, women and castrati”) as a chorus with two pianos and a harmonium. A setting of the Mass which used women’s voices was not eligible for performances in Catholic churches and so the use of the instruments was a very practical solution for salon performance. The percussive nature of the piano contrasts with the sustained support of the harmonium to give a flexible accompaniment.

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