SAB choir, assembly, piano accompaniment, flute, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, guitar - Beginning
Arranged by Rory Cooney. Christmastide, Christmas Vigil, Christmas Night, Christmas Dawn, Christmas Day. Christmas. Sacred. Octavo. With guitar chord names. 12 pages. GIA Publications #8783. Published by GIA Publications (GI.G-8783).
UPC: 785147878308. English. Text Source: Revised Order of Mass 2010.
Here’s a wonderful incarnation of the Gloria! The refrain is relatively standard, based on the refrain from “Angels We Have Heard on High,” so the assembly will have no problem singing along. But the first part of the Gloria text is wonderfully set to a chant tone for SAB voices. Finally, the last portion of the text (“For you alone are the Holy One…”) is sung as a descant over the Gloria refrain!