Mass

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.


Reviews:

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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