Missa Brevis

(1995)

by Jonathan Harvey

Description
SATB unaccompanied chorus
Duration
10
Genres
Mixed Voices
Text
Traditional
Instrumentation
Languages
Latin
Commission
Commissioned by the Dean and Chapter of Westminster Abbey anddedicated to Martin Neary and the Choir of Westminster Abbey
First Performance
9.7.95, Westminster Abbey, London: Westminster Abbey Choir/Martin Neary
Availability

Score on sale 51607 6

Programme Notes
Missa Brevis is a classic form, economical and without Credo, designed for use in the liturgy. It was written for the a capella choir of Westminster Abbey in London in 1995. The three main musical types represent the glory of God, the compassion of Jesus and human suffering. Jonathan Harvey

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