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Sanctus (from Requiem)

SKU: G011103e-3


Digital Score (8.5x11): $2.50/copy       Octavo: $3.00/copy

Instrumentation: SSAATTBB (a Cappella)

Duration: 05:00

Text: Liturgical Text

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About the Piece

Written for and premiered by the Denver Pro Chorale under the direction of Dr. Michael J. Kornelsen. Dedicated to Cherise Leiter and the Denver Pro Chorale. Premiered on Oct. 26th, 2013 at the Kenneth King Center in Denver, CO.

The Story

"Sanctus" was a turning point in my undergraduate degree. It was at this time that I decided to switch over from a degree in Music Education and try my hand at a career as a composer. This piece was my first attempt at writing a truly "serious" work that expressed the highest level of skill that I possessed. After a successful premiere of this work, I was encouraged to complete a mass of some sort that included this "Sanctus." In the context of the entire Requiem, this work is the last movement of the second part title "The Perished." It's here that the souls, after being won over from hell, see the glory of God for the first time.

Inspired by Martin's Mass for Double Choir, this work starts with a slow "awestruck" texture as soloists begin the work. Suddenly, the choir bursts into a fast groove and takes off. After a climactic arrival of this fast section, the soloists return with aleatoric lines over a warm and soft bed of sound from the chorus. Being one of my first "international" pieces, your advanced choirs will love performing this work.



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Catholic Mass (From the Roman Rite)


Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus
Dominus Deus Sabaoth.
Pleni sunt cæli et terra gloria tua.
Hosanna in excelsis.
Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini.
Hosanna in excelsis.


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(English translation)

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

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