This movement came out of reworking the Kyrie from my own Missa Brevis which I wrote as a student. I have done a lot of work to it however - so it is quite different although it has many of the same themes. Other movements will follow in due course….

The choir is SSATTB although the 2nd tenor is really more of a baritone part. I ask the basses at one point for a low E (I love that Russian Bass sound)but there is an alternative. As always, amateur choirs please let me know if you plan to record this, I will be thrilled if you let me have an MP3 - the MP3 here is a synth obviously. Professional choirs, I trust you will please contact me in the normal way! :)

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