Léo Delibes was a French composer specialized in ballets, operas, and other works for the stage. His most notable works include ballets like Coppélia and Sylvia as well as the operas Le roi l'a dit and Lakmé. Besides these stage works he composed some religious music as well. In this genre is his 'Messe brêve', written in 1867, is best known work. Original was this mass scored for two children voices and organ but often performed by a female choir. Dutch arranger Gerhart Drivers transcribed the mass for female choir with accompaniment of a Symphonic Wind Orchestra.