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Agnus Dei : for soprano and alto soloists, SSA choir with organ and strings

by Michael Spencer (2014)

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Agnus Dei : for soprano and alto soloists, SATB choir, organ and strings / Michael Spencer.

Version: This product features the SATB choir with soloists and chamber ensemble version of this work

Library shelf no. 782.5525/SPE 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

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.

Work Details

Year: 2014

Instrumentation: Soprano & Alto soloists, SSA choir, organ, string orchestra or quartet (NB: also possible for piano to provide full accompaniment playing organ part).

Duration: 3 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Designed for capable Secondary School performers.

First performance: 2014. Clubbe Hall, Frensham School, Mittagong NSW

From Mass for Treble Voices

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2014: Clubbe Hall, Frensham School, Mittagong NSW

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