Missa Brevis Agnus Dei

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The Missa Brevis by Jeremy Richards was first performed at the Great Hall of the National Gallery of Victoria in 1990 as the winner of a composition competition for new works. It has since recieved a performance by many choirs in Australia and Europe. It was used to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall, and was performed in the Kaiser Friederich Gedachtnis Kirsche in Berlin in January of 1991. At the time of the composition of the work, the composer was just 19 years of age. It was a world wide hit. The work was also performed in England, the country where composer Leonel Power had been active, and had introduced to music for the first time, the consonant interval of the third. Richards refers often to the style of the early fifteenth century musicians. To enquire more about performances of the work, and indeed if your choir would like to perform the work please contact the composer at jrichards@hotkey.net.au

Score ID
Difficult (Grades 7+)
5 minutes

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