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2005 Mass: A Celebration of Life, for Soli, Choir and Orchestra

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The Mass is based on a joyful, syncopated rhythm. The melodic lines are beautiful, especially in the soprano and tenor solo parts. The choral part is very candid, following traditional four-part writing. The orchestration is at times thick, relying heavily on the percussion instruments. The intermezzo contrasts with the rest of the composition in the intricate contrapuntal writing for the divided string orchestra. The composition is available in three different versions:

  • Solos, Chorus, Piano and Percussions
  • Solos, Chorus and Chamber Orchestra
  • Solos, Chorus and Symphony Orchestra

The composition is dedicated to the memory of Massimo Archetti.

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