1. Gloria in excelsis Deo
Text: Gloria in excelsis Deo, et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis. Laudamus te, benedicimus te, adoramus te, glorificamus te.
Musicians: SATB chorus a cappella. Organ/piano reduction included.
Style: early Baroque
Program notes: An attempt to combine the self-sufficient polyphony of the Renaissance with the smooth modulations of the Baroque. The familiar Latin text includes the angelsí song following the announcement of the birth of Jesus (from Luke) and a joyful response by the people (as in the great doxology).
The Concert Singers,
Los Angeles, December 2006, under direction of composer
Annunciation to the Shepherds
Master of the Houghton Miniatures (Flemish, ca. 1480-1485)
from the Emerson-White Hours, Ghent(?)
John Paul Getty Museum