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Mass of Comfort and Joy - Keil - Choral Edition

Composer: Kevin  Keil
Format: Octavo
Voicing: SATB Choir; Cantor; Priest; Assembly
Instruments: Guitar; Keyboard
Product: 018210
Unit: Each
Price: $4.00
Availability: Currently in Stock
This delightful and accessible Mass setting for the Christmas season skillfully incorporates melodies of several familiar Christmas carols. Kevin Keil has found a way to marry these melodies with the liturgical texts in a way that is organic and expresses the texts in a very natural way. The refrain of the Glory to God is derived from antioch ("Joy to the World"), and the entire Gloria flows by joyfully, easily, and concisely. The Holy, Holy, Holy, Memorial Acclamation, and Great Amen are unified by the use of the tune in dulci jubilo ("Good Christian Friends, Rejoice"). The familiar melodies create a Mass setting that is hospitable to Christmas visitors, and the compositional craft gives it substance worth singing for the season and bringing back the next year. Instrumental parts for two C instruments and trumpet in B-flat are also available.
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