Because of his undeniable musical talent, he gradually established his reputation first being appointed as the choirmaster at the Church of the Missions Étrangères in Paris and then as the conductor of Orphéon Choral Society in 1852.
His musical strength was evident primarily in operatic compositions. Gounoud paid tribute to Napoleon III, by dedicating a national anthem to him entitled "the Vive l'Empereur" which was outstandingly performed by 1500 voices at the Universal Exposition. Because of his musical influence, he was given further recognition in 1888 when he was appointed the grand officer of the Legion of Honour.
Gounod’s compositional style was entirely conservative and it greatly influenced the styles of a generation of composers such as Saint-Saëns, and Bizet. His creativity produced a plethora of works that are still so relevant today to be researched and performed widely.
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