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Missa Brevis Akarana
Full Score SATB divisi
Music: Chris Artley
Lyrics: ordinarium missae
Voicing: with keyboard instruments, with instrumental accompaniment, 4-Part divisi
Component: Full Score
Details: 84 pages
The Missa Brevis Akarana was commissioned by the Auckland Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Peter Thomas and reflects Chris Artley’s interest in classical church repertoire and jazz. The melodic line of the Kyrie is reminiscent of Palestrina’s motets. The polyphonic and homophonic settings are balanced while the harmonic soundscape is enhanced by jazz chords. After the devout Kyrie in minor, a lively, dance-like Gloria in major – always surprising by its unexpected progressions – follows. Thus, the principal theme moves between G major and E major – Baroque sounds mix with chord progressions à la Bill Evans. The Sanctus is impressive due to its slow, Gershwin-like introduction that blends into rhythmic Latin sounds, ending after a triumphant Hosanna in a large-scale jazz finale. Gentle harp sounds accompanying the soprano and tenor open the Benedictus before the choir and orchestra join in. A further highlight is the solo violin that shines with a lyrical and ornamental melody. The Agnus Dei once again combines elements of classical church music tradition and jazz in catchy melodies accompanied by the strings. The entire mass can be performed using two settings:
- Choir SATB divisi and organ
- Choir SATB divisi, orchestra and optional organ
Content: Kyrie - Gloria - Sanctus - Benedictus - Agnus Dei
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