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Missa Brevis (female choir)

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By Sara Garrard

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Choral Choir (SSA) - Level 3 - Digital Download
Composed by Sara Garrard. 20th Century, Classical, Contemporary, Sacred, Standards. Octavo. 19 pages. Sara Garrard #5986477. Published by Sara Garrard (A0.819468).

Item Number: A0.819468

A setting of the Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Benedictus and Agnus Dei for women's voices (or upper voices). This piece takes inspiration from medieval chant as well as other traditional and modern styles to create an experience that is meditative, moving and exciting. Missa Brevis is suitable for either church use or concert performance. It can be sung as a whole piece or sections performed individually.

The Kyrie is built around a sevenfold repetition of a single line and set of wordless chords. The Gloria and Sanctus are fast and upbeat, influenced also by traditional Estonian work-songs to emphasise how the glory of God fills the heavens *and the earth*. The Benedictus is warm and peaceful, and the Agnus Dei the most emotionally charged and containing the most dissonance.

The choir is usually divided into SSAA at most, with a few moments of further divisi, but also uses a unison or two-part texture in several places. There are several opportunities for soloists or small groups to shine.

Female choir unaccompanied

Duration: 17 minutes

Difficulty: Moderate

Mass, sacred, choral, mass ordinary, short mass, church, liturgy.

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