Adeste Fideles (Benoît, Peter)
No files submitted.
Kris Van Bruwaene
These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.
Leipzig: C.G. Röder.
Vingt motets pour voix égales avec accompagnement d'orgue ou d'harmonium, No.17
Brussels: Schott frères, n.d. Plate S.F. 2385.
Original images: ca.300dpi, color jpg files approx. 3160 by 4030 pixels. Editing: re-sampled to 600dpi, converted to black and white tif files, de-skewed, and set uniform margins.
|Work Title||Adeste Fideles|
|First Publication||1866 – Mainz/Brussels: Schott
|Librettist||Dom João IV de Portugal? (1604-1656)|
|Composer Time Period||Romantic|
|Instrumentation||voice (medium), female chorus (SSA) + organ ; soprano, mixed chorus, organ|
|External Links||(ms copy at Brussels Library)|
- Originally published by Schott.
- Though the van Bruwaene typeset attributes the words (possibly) to Joao IV de Portugal, Grove Music cites "more recent researches, notably those of Dom John Stéphan, of Buckfast Abbey, Devon, who in 1947 discussed a newly‐discovered MS of the tune in the handwriting of John Francis Wade , a Lat. teacher and music copyist of Douai (d 1786 ). Stéphan believed this to be the ‘first and original version’, dating from 1740 – 43 , and attrib. both words and mus. to Wade."
- Copy at Brussels described by RISM (" S, Coro S, Coro A, Coro T, Coro B, S 1 (S solo), T 1 (A), V 1 (A), V 2 (T 2), V 3 (B), org") has mixed chorus, soprano solo, and several other voice parts? as well as organ. - Schissel