Gloria, from AMASS

Instrumentation/Voicing: 
a cappella double SATB mixed choir

“Gloria” begins with an explosion of ecstatic sound. Here the choir is divided into two smaller ensembles who trade dialogue back and forth. The music ebbs and flows with the opening motive nearly always present; sometimes whispered in hushed excitement and at other times shouted from on high. The music cannot contain its joy and eventually the opening murmur overflows into a thunderous “Amen.”

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Order Sheet Music
Catalog Number: 
JH - C012
Publishing Series: 
JH Music
Duration: 
7:00
Total Pages: 
32
Commissioned By: 
The Singers - Minnesota Choral Artists
Premiere
Premiere Date: 
12/01/2007
Premiere Ensemble: 
The Singers - Minnesota Choral Artists
Premiere Conductor: 
Matthew Culloton
Text
Text Author or Source: 
Traditional Roman Catholic Mass, public domain
Language: 
Latin
Text: 

Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis.
Laudamus te. Benedicimus te. 

Adoramus te. Glorificamus te.
Gratias agimus tibi propter magnam gloriam tuam.

Domine Deus, Rex caelestis, Deus Pater omnipotens.
Domine Fili unigenite, Jesu Christe.

Domine Deus, Agnus Dei, Filius Patris.

Qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.

Qui tollis peccata mundi, suscipe deprecationem nostram.

Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris, miserere nobis.

Quoniam tu solus Sanctus.
Tu solus Dominus.
Tu solus Altissimus, Jesu Christe.

Cum Sancto Spiritu, in gloria Dei Patris.

Amen.

Translation: 

Glory be to God on high,
And on earth peace, good will towards men.
We praise thee, we bless thee,
we worship thee, we glorify thee,
we give thanks to thee for thy great glory,
O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.

O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ.
O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.
Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer.
Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy on us.
For thou only art holy;
thou only art the Lord; thou only art most high, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Ghost, in the glory of God the Father.
Amen.