Free Edition of Charles Gounod’s Le Crucifix


About three months ago I began working on a Creative Commons edition of Charles Gounod‘s a cappella choral work “Le Crucifix” with Richard Benefield, the music director Old First Presbyterian Church where I am the bass section leader.

Mr. Benefield edited the edition and I typeset it using Lilypond. Creating our own edition allowed us to typeset Richard’s original English translation directly into the score and had the side benefit of allowing us to release a high quality French edition into the Creative Commons.

Sample first page of the edition:

Sample first page of the edition

You can find the most recent .pdf versions on GitHub release page.

You can find the source code, fork your own version, or report an error at the GitHub page.