CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921): For 1-3 women's voices and organ: Ave, Maria, Ave, Verum, Inviolata, O salutaris, Tantum ergo, Sub tuum, Deus Abraham, For Organ: 3 Rhapsodies sur des cantiques bretons, Op. 7, Élévation ou Communion, Op. 13, Offertoire-Sarabande, Interlude fugué, Prelude in C Minor.
Catalogue Number: 07O051
Label: Editions Hortus
Description: These seven motets were written for various occasions at the Madeleine, where Saint-Saëns was the organist. Mixed with both sacred and secular organ pieces, the recital gives a picture of what one might have heard at any particular time during the 19 years (1858-77) during which the composer was in charge at the church, famous among fashionable society. La Lyre Séraphique, Vincent Genvrin (Cavaillé-Coll organ of l'église du Gésu, Toulouse).