Glory to God (Gloria responsory)

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While I think that it’s good to sing the Gloria, at least on special occasions, under-confident singers or visitors can feel excluded by too choral an approach. So here is responsorial version that provides a very simple singable refrain for the congregation, while giving cantors the more difficult work to do.

The cantors can either be soloists or whole sections of a choir. The mp3 recording was made at a service of ordination in St David's Church, Exeter (UK) in 2016. The flautist is Tessa Lowe and the organist is Robert Mitchell.

Score ID
Year of composition
Trad. liturgical
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
3 minutes
Choir + keyboard
Modern classical music
Instrumental parts

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