1. Kyrie & Sanctus
Missa Brevis No. 2 includes the four movements Kyrie, Sanctus, Benedictus and Agnus Dei. They are published in two booklets: this one (Kyrie and Sanctus) and the companion (Benedictus and Agnus Dei) which is available as a separate Hal Leonard publication.
The compositional “DNA” that runs through the work makes it very satisfying to perform in its entirety, and I encourage you to do that. However, each of the movements or grouping of two movements are complete in themselves, making it possible to excerpt one or two movements for concert or liturgical purposes.
For a comprehensive resource of pronunciation, translations, context and historical background of liturgical Latin, see Translations and Annotations of Choral Repertoire. Volume 1: Sacred Latin Texts by Ron Jeffers.
Concert anchor, colorful harmony, emotive text painting, exciting piano. Flowing unison lines mix with gentle close harmonic writing.
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Sung in Latin (Translation in italics)
Kyrie eleison Lord have mercy
Christe eleison Christ have mercy,
Kyrie eleison Lord have mercy.
Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus Holy, holy, holy
Dominus Deus Sabaoth Lord God of Sabaoth
Pleni sunt ceoli et terra Heaven and earth are full of your glory
Hosanna in excelsis Hosanna in the highest.