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Gloria : SSAATTBB choir

by Clare Maclean (2007)



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Gloria : SSAATTBB choir / music by Clare Maclean.

Library shelf no. 782.3232/MAC 3 [Not for loan]

Work Overview

This Gloria is part of the Osanna Mass, which is based on the set of plainchants for the Mass, Kyriale IX, and several Jewish liturgical melodies. As well as incorporating sections of the Gloria IX chant, the Gloria refers to plainchants from the other Mass movements, and a Jewish melody for the Aleinu prayer (a hymn of praise which has similarities to the Gloria text). The associations of these borrowed melodies 'illuminate' the Gloria text, and material derived from the ringing of European and English church bells symbolically illustrates the glory of God and the entombment of Christ. The piece ends with the plainchant melody above the lower voices ringing the changes of a 'Plain Hunt' bell peal.

Work Details

Year: 2007

Instrumentation: SSAATTBB choir.

Duration: 7 min.

First performance: by Sydney Chamber Choir, Paul Stanhope at Cross Sections (The Concourse, Chatswood) on 21 Sep 2013


Performances of this work

21 Sep 2013: at Cross Sections (The Concourse, Chatswood). Featuring Sydney Chamber Choir, Paul Stanhope.

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