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Agnus Dei : for soprano and alto soloists, SSA choir with organ and strings / Michael Spencer.
by Michael Spencer (2014)
The Agnus Dei is sung at the high point of the Mass, just before Communion. It is a meditation on Christ's sacrifice and a prayer for peace. It is remarkable for its repeated phrases: Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world. Have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world. Have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world. Grant us peace. For that reason, this musical setting also features repetition and a transition from an introspective mood, to one of joy and liberation and finally to one of peace.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (10p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Medium — Designed for capable Secondary School performers.
Duration: 3 mins
First performance 2014. Clubbe Hall, Frensham School, Mittagong NSW
From Mass for Treble Voices
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