Solo Soprano, Tenor and Bass, SATB chorus and Flute (doubling piccolo), oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, tenor trombone, bass trombone, percussion (2 players), harp, strings

A setting of the complete five-part Latin Mass. First performed in Washington National Cathedral in 1973 in memory of ZeBarney Thorne Phillips, former Dean of the Cathedral. NOTE: Can be ordered with a piano-vocal score, with a full orchestral score, with orchestral parts only, or with a two-piano accompaniment.

Composed: 1967
Text by: John Donne
Duration: 25:00
Publisher: Pear Tree Press Music Publishing distributed by Subito Music
Catalog Number(s): Study Score, PTM 401
Two Piano Vocal Score, PTM 401a
Vocal Score with Piano Reduction, PTM401b
Full score and parts are available for rental.


Perera’s score is that incredible combination of lush orchestration and solemn choral passages which go straight to the heart.

Washington Star-News 5/10/73

The score is very attractive, with its articulate command of intriguingly sophisticated yet simple and fresh harmonic movement, nice melodic lines and well handled contrapuntal textures.

The Washington Post 5/10/73

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