The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass
Sing a New Song Series. Composed by Carol Barnett. BH Large Choral. 88 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051478262. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48019834).
Item Number: HL.48019834
The solemnity of the classical-based Mass joins together with the down-home sparkle of bluegrass to create a work that is unique in scope, and a beautiful union of seemingly disparate musical traditions. The composer hopes that listeners coming from one tradition–classical or bluegrass–and perhaps dubious about the other, might discover something new and wonderful in the combination, as she has. Text by Marisha Chamberlain.