This is one of the most remarkable compositions of Rossini's whole career, demonstrating his ability to write beautiful melodies (often frankly operatic in character) with an unfailing sense of color and drama, and great contrapuntal skill. The piece is written for choir and soloists with accompaniment of two pianos and harmonium.
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Rossini's Petite messe solennelle
Our next concert series features the Petite messe solennelle by Gioachino Rossini. We will perform this mass at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Westberry Baptist Church, 10425 Hillcroft St. in Houston. Our soloists are Amanda Menzie, soprano; Cecilia Duarte, mezzo-soprano; Alexander Scheuermann, tenor; and James D. Rodriguez, bass.