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From La Petite messe solennelle, Part 2, Credo, number 9
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano
Original key Ab Major
Language Latin
Composer Gioachino Rossini 1792 – 1868
Poet 0 0
Range Crucifixus

Crucifixus was composed by Giacomo Rossini in 1863 (Ab Major) and premiered the same year. This aria is found in the credo of part II of Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle.

In 1863, year where the Petite messe solennelle was premiered, Giacomo Rossini is aged 71 and has retired from composing since more than 30 years. Despite the title of the mass (petite in French translating as small), the work is quite substantial with no less than 150 pages of music for orchestra, chorus and soloists. Rossini use to name La Petite messe solennelle, his last “péchés de vieillesse” (sins of old age) and many understood he wanted to underline the lack of religious intention he had when compositing the work. This interpretation seems debatable and others will describe, instead, the score as full of honesty and faith.
The mass is structured following the five sections of the liturgical text (Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus and Agnus Dei). The two first sections, Kyrie and Gloria form Part 1 and the three remaining ones, Credo, Sanctus and Agnus Dei, Part II.

Crucifixus, composed for the solo Soprano, is the central piece of the credo section. A soft ostinato accompaniment supports a vocal line tainted with melancholy and sadness.

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