Marc-Antoine Charpentier was one of the most prolific and remarkable musicians of the late seventeenth century. He left a considerable work of religious music. He is distinguished by the personality that he affirms in the different forms of his compositions. He has written many psalms, motets for major liturgical feasts, lessons in Darkness, Oratorios and Sacred Stories. Most of these works are still handwritten and constitute the precious background of MELANGES, preserved in the National Library from which is extracted the Midnight Mass for Christmas, with 4 voices, flutes and violins. Here are the Christmas Themes used to build this Mass: Kyrie: Joseph is well married ... - Now, we say - Marie ... - A young maid ... Gloria: The Bourgeois of Chartres ... - Where s' go these shepherd guays ... Creed: You who desire endless ... - This is the solemn day of Christmas ... - At the coming of Christmas ... Sanctus: O God that I was alive. .. Agnus: At midnight was made an awakening ... Editor's Note: It was considered appropriate to proceed to a revision of this work, excellently restituted elsewhere by H. Letocart, but where many passages of the text original, of abnormal writing, required a work of elucidation and development. This new edition, reviewed by Edmond Marc includes the Creed that did not exist previously.