Gallia (Gounod)

Gallia is an 1871 motet for soprano, chorus, orchestra, and organ by Charles Gounod. The text is a setting of Lamentations with alternative French text by Gounod.[1]


  • Gallia (Lamentation). Cecile Perrin (soprano), Chorus and Orchestra of Paris-Sorbonne, Jacques Grimbert, conductor. Marco Polo DDD8.223892 (1995)


  1. ^ Thomas Tallis and His Music in Victorian England -Suzanne Cole - 2008 Page 91 1843833808 In Gounod we have a feminine abandonment to the luxury of weeping; Tallis has tears in plenty, but they are the tears of a strong man who will not let them fall.79 In ... Gounod's Gallia sets essentially the same text as Tallis's Lamentations.