Catalogue No: M060115400
ISMN: 9790060115400
Shop Product Code: 1661404

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Department: Choral - Choral Mixed Voices

Instrumentation: (Choral Score)

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes (London)

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Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' new setting of the Mass, commissioned and premiered by the Choir of Westminster Cathedral, draws deeply upon the composer’s fascination with plainsong and is a major additional to the contemporary liturgical repertoire. For mixed choir and organ.



"Maxwell Davies's Mass comprises striking contrapuntal settings of the Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus-Benedictus, and Agnus Dei. The Gloria involves some dazzling antiphonal effects (the cathedral has sought to underline the dramatic, as well as the devotional, role of the Mass). Maxwell Davies has also volunteered a monodic setting of the Credo with organ, a kind of original plainsong that might be tried by imaginative church choirs."

(Church Times)