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Missa Modalis

Year of composition
2008
Lyricist
anon.
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
5 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Choir
Instrumental parts
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The Missa Modalis was originally composed for the Venerable English College, Rome, in Lent, 2008. A Gloria was added in 2010. It uses traditional modes in an attempt to capture something of the simplicity and restraint of Gregorian Chant. In a few places there are simple 3-part optional harmony voice parts. The organ accompaniment is also optional and may be omitted.

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