Missa Sancti Asaph - John Hosking

Duration: 8'30"
Ensemble: SATB organ
Grading: Difficult
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The Missa Sancti Asaph was written for the Choir of St Asaph Cathedral in North Wales. There are some more reflective sections, which should be extremely expressive and well shaped, and some louder sections, which are to be sung rhythmically, and with plenty of fire.

The organ plays just as important a part as the choir in colouring the text and, especially in the Gloria, should be seen as a rival to the choir rather than taking a supportive role.

Samples are provided here of the Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus and Benedictus and Agnus Dei.