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Missa Brevis : for SATB choir

by Paul Stanhope (1992)

Missa Brevis


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Missa Brevis : for SATB choir / Paul Stanhope.

Library shelf no. 782.323/STA 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This Missa Brevis is a student work which I composed between 1990 and 1992. It received its first performance by the Wollongong University Singers (cond. David Vance) in 1992, and was withdrawn a few years later.

The second edition of this piece irons out some of the problems in the original which included text underlay idiosyncrasies. I have also made countless other small revisions with the benefit of hindsight.

It is hoped that this piece will be useful for both liturgical and concert performances. A Credo movement is omitted, and should instead be spoken by the congregation if the piece is sung liturgically. The text is in both English and Latin: the entire text appears in English, while only elements of the Latin are incorporated.

Work Details

Year: 1992

Instrumentation: SATB choir.

Duration: 15 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Good standard amateur voices required


Performances of this work

Apr 92: St Patrick's Catholic Cathedral, Sutherland, Sydney. Featuring David Vance, University Singers (University of Wollongong).

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