Gloria : Vocal score

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for SATB and piano, or brass quintet, timpani, and organ Chilcott's four-movement setting of the Latin Gloria will be welcomed by choirs looking for an uplifting and jubilant concert work. The driving 'Gloria in excelsis Deo' features syncopated rhythms and an upper-voice semi-chorus part in the 'Et in terra pax' section, which can be taken from the main choir. The tender yet majestic 'Domine Deus' leads into the lyrical 'Qui tollis peccata mundi', with interweaving melodic lines that express the solemnity of the text. Finally, the dancing 'Quonium tu solus sanctus' keeps singers on their toes with its upbeat tempo and lively cross-rhythms, culminating in exultant 'Amen's for a suitably exhilarating more

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  • Sheet music | 32 pages
  • 217 x 278 x 3mm | 114g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193404869
  • 9780193404861

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The work takes some inspiration from Vivaldi's setting, as mentioned in the composer's note, so that the model's 'rhythmic impulse' and the 'freshness of its shapes and clarity of textures' are echoed within Chilcott's own idiom. There is even a more direct reference in the 'Et in terra pax' section that anyone familiar with Vivaldi's work will enjoy. However, unlike the older work, Chilcott's setting has no solos, being for full choir throughout. It also avoids divisi for the most part, though there is a short section for semi-chorus. * James Whitbourn, Choir & Organ March 2017 *show more

About Bob Chilcott

Bob Chilcott has been involved with choral music all his life, first as a Chorister and then a Choral Scholar at King's College, Cambridge. Later, he sang and composed music for 12 years with the King's Singers. His experiences with that group, his passionate commitment to young and amateur choirs, and his profound belief that music can unite people, have inspired him both to compose full-time and, through proactive workshopping, to promote choral music more