Duration: 6'30" |
Ensemble: SATB organ
Missa Corona was written during the first coronavirus lockdown in 2020 for our choir to rehearse and perform, so a Sanctus, Benedictus, and Agnus Dei written for a cappella' choir. Later in the year, I was asked to write a Gloria to complete the setting, and it was written with organ, and so the Sanctus, Benedictus, and Agnus Dei were rewritten with an organ accompaniment.
The setting has a slightly modal feel, all four parts have interest and there is the scope for having sections for soloists or smaller groups, to contrast the full choir. I wrote it to appeal to not only the musicians involved but for the congregation as well, and indeed the soprano line of the Sanctus, Benedictus and Agnus Dei could be sung by a congregation.