Missa Brevis For SATB solo voices Ian Percy (2017)

Percy, Ian Missa Brevis For SATB solo voices Ian Percy (2017). [Composition] (Unpublished)

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Missa Brevis A4 Reference Score & Preface DrIPercy.pdf

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Missa Brevis Kyrie 16 Recital 310517 DrIPercy.mp3

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As the title suggests, this is a short Mass in four settings (movements) composed for four solo voices (SATB):

I. Kyrie
II. Gloria
III. Sanctus
IV. Agnus Dei

The score evolved from a pedagogical study through which it was demonstrated to student composers how one could follow conventions of plainchant within a tonal stasis (without accidentals or modulations), yet still sound contemporary in nature, hopefully producing music that sounds timeless instead of being overtly modernistic or retrospective.

The opening plainchant (Kyrie) is written in Phrygian mode and the subtle presence of a sung grace note contemporises the rhythmic and harmonic flavour of the phrase. The simple use of a compound interval for the bass in the first chorus also helps to contemporise the soundworld along with the use of fourth-based harmony and the linear use of whole-tones.

Item Type: Composition
Additional Information and Comments: All performers have agreed recordings can be used for dissemination of research and personal portfolio
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Music (up to 30th April 2018)
Depositing User: Ian Percy
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2017 10:42
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2017 09:30
URI: https://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/2294

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