Sheet Music: Score
Gloria, op.18 : 'Et in Arcadia ego: An Apotheosis', a cappella SATB double choir with 2 x SA soloists / Jonathan David Little.
by Jonathan David Little (2016)
This Gloria is a companion piece to Kyrie, Op.5 - both of which are part of a large-scale mass setting - and its main section is founded on related material. As with all other works, while sometimes archaic sounding, the materials are entirely original, though here with the one exception of the incorporation of a very short sequence of chords, heard at the commencement of the final "Amen" section. These chords derive from an anonymous 14th-century three-part setting of Ave maris stella ("Hail, Star of the Sea") - a Vespers hymn to the Virgin Mary, itself based on a chant harking back at least to the 9th century.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (34p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Advanced — Several sustained high Cs and melismas in some soprano parts (expert "Solo sopranos" recommended)
Duration: 11 mins
Commissioned with funds provided by Australia Council.
Includes performance and staging notes.
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
From 'Missa Temporis Perditi'.
This edition produced 2 Apr 17.
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