Mass of deliverance : SATB choir with chamber ensemble
by Dan Walker (2014)
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This uplifting large-scale mass uses the ordinary Latin mass text. It is musically accessible; drawing on various influences and is enjoyable to sing. It is a positive work written as a celebration in a time when the world could certainly do with a little more joy and optimism. It was written to accompany the John Rutter Gloria and shares some musical gestures, particularly in the brass writing. Its instrumentation is also similar.
Instrumentation: SSAATTBB choir, piano, brass quintet (trumpet 1/flugelhorn, trumpet 2, trumpet 3, trombone, bass trombone), percussion (2 players:1:timpani, 2: bass drum, tam-tam, snare, side drum, shaker, tambourine, crotales).
Duration: 30 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Mixed metre, divisi of parts, some rhythmic difficulty
Commission note: Commissioned by Leichhardt Espresso Chorus.
Resonate article: 2015 Art Music Awards finalists - comments by judging panels by Australian Music Centre
- In the form/style of: Masses
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Mass of Deliverance
Posted by Margaret L Goodman  on 10 February, 2015
I was traveling in Australia and New Zealand for three weeks and happened to attend St. James Church in Sydney on 1/25/15. I thought the Mass of Deliverance was wonderful and wondered if it had been recorded. I would love to buy it!
Margaret Goodman, New York City