Gloria, Op.18 ("Et in Arcadia ego: An Apotheosis") (from 'Missa Temporis Perditi')

Little, Jonathan D. (2017) Gloria, Op.18 ("Et in Arcadia ego: An Apotheosis") (from 'Missa Temporis Perditi'). [Composition]

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For a cappella SATB Double Choir, with 2 x SA Soloists (completed November 2016): 1. SATB Choir 1: 2xS, 2xA, 2xT, 2xB (8) = min.2 voices per line for divisi (SSAATTBB)* (stage left side) + 2. SATB Choir 2: 2xS, 2xA, 2xT, 2xB (8) = min.2 voices per line for divisi (SSAATTBB)* (stage right side) + 3. Gallery/Distant Soloists 1: 1xS + 1xA (2) (SA) (at a distance or in a gallery, and set antiphonally to:) 4. Gallery/Distant Soloists 2: 1xS + 1xA (2) (SA) (at a distance or in a gallery) The solo parts may be doubled, if necessary. = 1. SSAATTBB + 2. SSAATTBB + 3. SA + 4. SA; or a minimum of 20 singers: 6 sopranos; 6 altos; 4 tenors, 4 basses (* But ideally at least double these forces: 16 per choir, or 32 for the two choirs + 4 solo parts [also doubled] = 40 singers). This Gloria is a companion piece to the previous Kyrie, Op.5 – both of which are part of a large-scale mass setting (as yet uncompleted) – 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. Gloria in excelsis Deo. Et in terra pax hominibus bonæ voluntatis. Laudamus te; benedicimus te; adoramus te; glorificamus te. Gratias agimus tibi propter magnam gloriam tuam. Domine Deus, Rex coelestis, Deus Pater omnipotens. Domine Fili unigenite Jesu Christe. Domine Deus, Agnus Dei, Filius Patris. Qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis. Qui tollis peccata mundi, suscipe deprecationem nostram. Qui sedes ad dextram Patris, O miserere nobis. Quoniam tu solus Sanctus, tu solus Dominus, tu solus Altissimus, Jesu Christe. Cum Sancto Spiritu in gloria Dei Patris. Amen. (DURATION: ca.10 to 11+ minutes) First recorded in January 2017, in Futura Studios, Boston, USA, by Vox Futura, directed by Dr. Andrew Shenton. [Part of a large-scale, contemporary, "Polychoral Music Composition and Recording Project"] ISMN PENDING. ASCAP/MCPS Registered.

Item Type: Composition
Keywords: M Music
Members: University of Chichester
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2017 04:17
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2017 04:17

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