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Kyrie, op. 5 : for a cappella SATB double choir and soloists / Jonathan Little.
by Jonathan David Little (2005)
This a cappella setting for SATB double choir of the first section of the traditional Latin Mass - "Kyrie eleison" - is based around permutations of one central motif. The vocal lines are sometimes further divided for fullness of texture and motivic completeness. The soprano (treble) and alto lines can be sung either by boys' voices or by female singers. The short central section of this ternary from composition ("Christe eleison") features high C's in both treble parts, and requires extra soprano and alto soloists to be present offstage (or situated in a gallery), a little removed from the main body of the choir (which is marked "Tutti in camera").
Published by: Wirripang [M720007908] — 1 score (18p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Advanced — High sustained Cs for 2 soloists in mid section.
Duration: 5 mins
First performance Nov 05. First performed during the historic Thomas Tallis 500th anniversary concerts held at Waltham Abbey, Essex (where Tallis worked) and St. Alfege, Greenwich (his burial place)
Includes programme and performance notes.
From the 'Mass of lost time'.
Tallis Commemoration Medal 2005 (bestowed by Thomas Tallis Society Choir).
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