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Nico Muhly

Publisher: Chester Music

Bright Mass with Canons (for chorus and orchestra) (2005)
Publisher
St. Rose Music Publishing
Category
Chorus and Orchestra/Ensemble
Year Composed
2005
Duration
13 Minutes
Chorus
SSAATTBB choir
Language
Latin
Programme Note
Nico Muhly Bright Mass with Canons (for chorus and orchestra) (2005)
There are canons – imitative repetitions – in almost every bar of the Mass. In the Kyrie and Gloria, canons reference the imitative writing of early English composers Byrd and Weelkes, whereas the canonic writing in the Sanctus and the Agnus Dei is more abstract and spatial. The most intense use comes towards the beginning the Sanctus, in which each singer repeats a given figure in his own time, creating a flurry of sound to fill the space in Saint Thomas’s sanctuary.

  • Ensemble
    The Saint Thomas Choir of Men & Boys
    Soloist(s)
    Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano, Frederick Teardo, Organ, Anna Reinersman, Harp, Maya Gunji, Percussion
    Conductor
    John Scott
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