Mass of the Epiphany is a striking work which, rather than setting the Ordinary of the Mass (Kyrie, Gloria etc), sets the Propers for the Feast of the Epiphany along with the Epistle set for that day. At the centre of Mass of the Epiphany is Robert Hugill's The Magi, a setting of Lancelot Andrewes 1622 Sermon on the Nativity, the work which inspired T. S. Eliot's poem Journey of the Magi. Full details here.
Requiem "for Butti" (Introit, Kyrie and Agnus Dei) sung by FifteenB, conductor Paul Ayres, recorded live.
002001Missa 'Sanctissima Maria'12'C
Choir: SAT(Ba)B + Soprano Solo
Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus/Benedictus, Angus Dei
'Your music has a lilt and enthusiasm. It has a contemporary freshness and youthfulness, as well as a pleading simplicity. People reach out for a new vision of God - a cosmic approach in which we search for God in a deeper way. Your music has these qualities.'
Canon Herbert Veal
Written for the Latin Mass choir of St. Mary's Church, Cadogan Street, Chelsea. The Gloria takes the plainchant Ave Maria as a cantus firmus and the Sanctus uses the plainchant Salve Regina. Written for a 4-part choir with the addition of a Soprano solo in the Benedictus and Agnus Dei, plus an additional bass part in the Agnus Dei.
002002Missa 'Veni Sancte Spiritus'20'F
Two-part choir + organ
Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei, Closing Organ Voluntary
A mass for Pentecost using just Women's and Men's voices and organ, based on the plainchant sequence Veni Sancte Spiritus, the mass concludes with an organ voluntary based on the same material. (The voluntary is also available separately.)
listen - Kyrie music - Kyrie
listen - Sanctus and Benedictus
002003Requiem - 'for Butti'40'J
Choir: SATB + Soprano Solo
'In memoriam Robert Buttimore'
Introit, Kyrie, Dies Irae, Offertory, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnuse Dei, Communion, In Paradisum
'firmly anchored in the glorious polyphony of the English renaissance'
John Humphries, BMS Newsletter
The mass is based in part on the plainchant Introit Requiem Aeternam and the Dies Irae elaborates the familiar plainchant Dies Irae. Whilst the full version of the mass was written primarily as a concert work, a shorter liturgical version is also available (see below).
'the sublime and comforting Hosanna' - John Humphries, BMS Newsletter
programme note
002003Requiem - 'for Butti' (Liturgical Version)25'E
002004Missa 'Alma Redemptoris Mater'25'H
Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus Dei, Alma Redemptoris Mater
Written for 8-part choir with some solos/division, this substantial mass is takes the plainchant Alma Redemptoris Mater as its starting point.
music - Kyrie
002004Missa 'Alma Redemptoris Mater' (with rehearsal acc.)25'M
002005Missa Brevis20'C
Choir: SATB
Kyrie, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei
Written for unaccompanied 4-part choir, this mass uses only whole tone scales. The entire mass is bitonal, the upper and lower parts using two different scales.
002006Missa Simplex15'B
Choir: SAB or STB
Kyrie, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei
Written for unaccompanied 3-part choir, with the middle part capable of being sung by Altos or 1st Tenors.
002007Missa Sine Nomine11'D
Choir: SATB
Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei
Written for unaccompanied 4-part choir.
music - Kyrie
music - Gloria
music - Sanctus
music - Agnus

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