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Sheet Music

Published: 02 November 2006

Duration: 13 minutes

Difficulty: Moderately Difficult

Suitable For: Holy Communion Service Setting

20 Pages | 11.0 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 9780193356191

Bookseller Code (32)

Gabriel Jackson

Edinburgh Mass

Vocal score

Forces or Category: SATB (with divisions) unaccompanied

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for SATB (with divisions) unaccompanied
This major work by one of Britain's leading choral composers was commissioned by St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh. The setting is terse and direct, in the manner of the Poulenc Mass, and the textures often unusually pared-down. By turns fiery and exuberant, and inward and numinous, the music includes a huge variety of textures and techniques, including flowing melismas, luminous key changes, and pure homophony. This is a work of great power that will appeal to committed concert and church choirs.

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