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Gloria (from Missa Brevis)Item #: HL.48021190
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Boosey & Hawkes Sacred Choral. Voicing/Format: SATB, Organ. 6.75x10.5 inches. 12 pages. Published by Boosey & Hawkes. (HL.48021190)
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Kodaly's Missa Brevis was first performed in 1945, just after the end of the Second World War. It is a hymn to hope in the divinity that provides comfort and strength in the most difficult of circumstances. Divided into deliberate sections, Gloria opens with a plainchant followed by a chorus fanfare, to a solo section at a much slower tempo, and ends in a joyful character to the final Amen. Duration: ca. 4:00.