FRANCK CÉSAR (1822-1890)

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FRANCK CÉSAR (1822-1890)

MANUSCRIT MUSICAL autograph, Instructed by the voice of the Lord..., [ca. 1858] ; 1 page in-fol. and 3 parts out of 4 ff .

Unpublished hymn (CFF 193) for 3 mixed voices (Soprano, Tenor, Bass) and organ, composed around 1858 in honor of Abbé PierreAmbroise HaMeLin (1800-1883), parish priest of Sainte-Clotilde, for whom César Franck had just been appointed choirmaster and organist.

In A major, at 6/8, the hymn includes 5 verses. The first verse is written with organ accompaniment (21 bars): after two introductory bars, the tenors state: "Instructed by the voice of the Lord the pious apostle Saint Peter" (6 bars), joined by the sopranos for the next 6 bars, then by the basses for the last 7 bars. The three parts (Soprano, Tenor and Bass) give the text of the 5 verses; there is a second part of Soprano with the first two verses.

Let us quote the last two verses: "Saint Clotilde has the happiness of having a holy shepherd on earth [...] Such are her pious parishioners, her clergy forever praiseworthy like the first Christians [...] glory be to the pious Hamelin"....

The manuscript is in brown ink, carefully written on 18-line Lard-Esnault paper.
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