Mon Coeur s'ouvre à ta voix

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Camille Saint-Saëns

Camille Saint-Saëns (tr. Niese)

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Subtitle: From the Opera Samson et Dalila. Mezzo Soprano and Symphonic Band

General Info

Year: 1877 / 2012
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Baton Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €117.00   |   Score Only (print) - €22.00


Full Score
Mezzo Soprano
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Solo Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass



None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The highlights of Saint-Saens oeuvre are the Organ Symphony (1866) and the opera Samson et Dalila (1877). With its familiar story and many stretches of vigorous and appealing music Samson et Dalila has never been long away from the stages of principal opera-houses. The aria Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix is a very popular mezzo-soprano aria from the opera, known in English as "Softly Awakes My Heart," or more literally "My heart opens itself to your voice". It is sung by Delilah in Act 2 as she attempts to seduce Samson into revealing the secret of his strength.

- Program Note from publisher


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State Ratings

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  • Arkansas (Farmington) Winds Community Concert Band (Chal Ragsdale, conductor; Carmen Sanders, soprano) – 29 April 2017

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