Hello Music-Scorers…(if there is such a word?)
The thought of Christmas is getting stronger and the need to start practicing for those forthcoming concerts more pressing.
This week Anne has created 7 new solo arrangements of O’Holy Night / Cantique de Noel by Adolphe Adam. We now have 58 arrangements of this piece so hopefully there is one for you! Click here to view them all or click on each individual link below to view the new solo arrangements.
Cantique de Noel was premiered by Adolphe Adam in 1847 to accompany the lyrics of a Christmas poem written by Placide Cappeau. Cappeau was from a small town in Southern France – Roquemaure; and at the end of 1943 in celebration of the completion of the restoration of the church organ he was asked by the parish priest to write a Christmas poem. Later that same year Adam wrote the music to accompany the lyrics. Thank goodness for the restoration of that organ!
Jump to 35 seconds to view Andrea Borcelli singing this lovely music.