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By John Van Buren

SATB choir - Level 4
Composed by John Van Buren. Edited by Kurt Suttner. Carus Novus; Contemporary choral music. German title: Gloria. Sacred vocal music, Mass sections, Christmas, Prayer, Praise and thanks. Full score. Composed 1996. Duration 6 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 09.908/00. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.990800).

Item Number: CA.990800

ISBN 9790007087012. Language: Latin.

John Van Buren's Gloria was composed in 1996 for the Maulbronner Kammerchor, which introduced this work in Germany and on tours to Russia and Argentina. It has since also been heard in Italy, Holland and the USA. John Van Buren writes about his work: The beginning of my Gloria is initially very restrained, even cautious. It is extremely chromatic, the sound only gradually opening out to become a song of praise. The work grows in a steady crescendo until it arrives at an 8-part fortissimo sound (B major). Finally, the expression of great vitality gives place to a soprano melody which floats calmly above the choral sound, and the work dies away pianissimo.

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    Musica International
    Strasbourg, France
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  • October 31, 2003 Musica International favorite piece

    This piece has been selected by Musica International to be the favorite piece of November 2001.

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