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Subtitle: adapted from The Liturgy of St John Chrysostom
Arranger: Walter Vale
Series: Boosey & Hawkes Choral Treasury
Instrumentation: SSAATTBB (Score)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes (London)
for mixed choir (SSAATTBB) a cappella
Text: English (BCP, Kyrie in Greek)
Use: Communion, Concert
Mass in B flat was first performed in November 1915 by the choir of All Saints, Margaret Street, London. The Director of Music at the time, Dr Walter Vale, adapted movements from Rachmaninoff's Liturgy of St John Chrysostom to the words of the Ordinary of the Mass from the Book of Common Prayer, in English with the exception of the Kyrie which uses the traditional Greek words. The adaptation was sanctioned by Rachmaninoff, who attended a performance of the Mass at All Saints in 1924.
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