This opening movement of the Missa Brevis, Kyrie, opens in duple meter as a duet in the treble voices. The tenors and basses quietly enter to fill out the opening theme. The music intensifies throughout the Christe eleison in triple meter. The return of the opening Kyrie is enriched when alto, tenor and bass accompany the soprano melody with contrasting rhythms. This choral can stand alone or in combination with other movement(s). Published with a piano accompaniment, a score for strings and harp is available as a free download at www.carlfischer.com. Carl Fischer Publishing.
From Missa Brevis, commissioned by the Mountain H.S. chorus and orchestra.
Keyboard, optional 2 harps and strings