Missa Brevis: Tongues of Fire
Cecilia McDowall

Composer Cecilia McDowall
Voicing SATB, organ
Topics Mass setting
Lectionary usage Pentecost ABC
Price $5.25 (U.S.)
Length 17' 15" Released 1/2020
Catalog no. 410-962
Difficulty Difficult
Series Sarah MacDonald Choral Series

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Kyrie 2' 20"

Gloria 4' 15"

Linguae Ignis (Tonges of Fire) 3' 00"

Sanctus 2' 10"
Benedictus 2' 30"

Agnus Dei 3' 00"

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This powerful Latin setting of the Mass Ordinary was commissioned for the 2013 London Festival of Contemporary Church Music. The "tongues of fire" subtitle refers to the Pentecost narrative from the book of Acts, a setting of which (Linguae Ignis) appears as a narrative motet movement. While the overall character and theme of the work makes it well-suited to Pentecost, the Ordinary movements could be programmed at other times in the church year.


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