Mass in A Minor

music by Claudio Casciolini (1697-1760)

with added Benedictus by Richard Runciman Terry (1864-1938)
edited by Jeremy de Satgé
(Catalogue C004)

 

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Notes

As part of our ongoing mission to help improve the state of Catholic parish music and in addition to our catalogue of new and original publications, we are delighted to re-introduce into the choral repertoire new editions of older pieces of music that we consider of merit and suitable for parish choir performance.  These works form our Christian Choral Classics series.

Claudio Casciolini’s Mass in A Minor is a simple but delightful polyphonic setting of the Mass which has a bright and airy feel to it – and very positive and uplifting for a Sunday Mass.   It is highly suitable for the Ordinary form of Mass, despite its fairly long Agnus Dei.  It would make a useful addition to the repertoire of many amateur parish choirs in that the vocal range is moderate for all voices.

Ideally, the Mass should be performed unaccompanied.  However, if this is not practicable, then the organ part may be used.

We have deliberately kept dynamic and tempo markings to a minimum and these should be used as a guideline only.

Jeremy de Satgé
January 2010