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Gloria is my setting of a portion of the traditional Christian mass. With the use of appealing
melodies and contemporary rhythms, I attempted to bring a fresh approach to age-old words.
The first movement, Gloria, joyfully praises God, the melody constantly passing from one voice part to another.
Movement 2, Et In Terra Pax, is a gently rocking piece featuring a melodic soprano solo. Part 3, Laudamus Te, is written in a
challenging 7/4 time signature, contrasting a fanfare-like opening with a flowing middle section. Part 4, Gratias Agimus Tibi, begins
with tenors and basses, moves to a lush a cappella section followed by a short piano solo, and then restates the original melody.
Movement 5, Miserere Nobis, is certainly the most dramatic secion of the whole Gloria. It begins with a Gregorian
chant-influenced soprano solo, then moves to a driving main section which propels the piece to its stunning conclusion. Part 6, Quoniam
Tu Solus Sanctus, is characterized by soaring choral lines with a flowing piano accompaniment. The final movement,
Tu Solus Altissimus, starts out with a Baroque-flavoured soprano solo, then brings in the choir to restate the original
melody from Part 1.