A Pentatonic Kyrie (Christoph Dalitz)

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Editor: Christoph Dalitz (added 2008-08-10).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 112 kbytes    Copyright: CC BY-SA 3.0 Germany
Edition notes: The entire work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Germany License which explicitly allows free copying, distribution and performance of this work

General Information

Title: A Pentatonic Kyrie
Composer: Christoph Dalitz

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMass

Language: Greek
Instruments: a cappella
Published: 1991

Description: This setting of the "Kyrie" acclamation is not meant as a prayer for mercy, but rather as a praise of the Lord and his mercy. The tonality ranges from archaic pentatonics in the "Kyrie" sections to "sweeter" sounds in the "Christe".

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Kyrie.