Mass of the Childeren / Rutter, John
Mass of the Children is a major work of English composer John Rutter. It is a non-liturgical Missa brevis, with the traditional Latin and Greek Mass text interwoven with several English poems.
Mass of the Children consists of five movements:
Sanctus and Benedictus
Finale (Dona nobis pacem)
The Finale uses additional text from the Agnus Dei which was not used in the preceding movement, as well as two prayer adaptations by Rutter and a poem by Bishop Thomas Ken (An Evening Hymn). Another of Ken's poems was incorporated into the Kyrie (A Morning Hymn), and a poem by William Blake (The Lamb, from Songs of Innocence and of Experience) is interwoven with the Agnus Dei.
Mass of the Children exists in three different instrumentations. All three versions are for mixed (SATB) choir, children's choir (SSA), baritone and soprano soloists. The first version is for full orchestra, the second for chamber orchestra and organ and the third for concert band with optional vocals.
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|Instrumentation||clarinet choir with choir and voice soloists|
|Instrumentation (details)||Eb cl, Bb cl 1, 2, 3, 4, alto cl, bass cl, (contralto cl), cbass cl|
|Instrumentation (additional)||harp / percussion - incl. perc. part|
|Instrumentation Grade||4 - Challenging|
|Vocal/choir||choir satb - children's choir (ssa) - solist sb|
|Vocal/choir grade||4 - Challenging|
|Preview scores:||Click here to download|
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Other arrangements - same composer:For the beauty of the earth
Here we come a-wassailing
The Lord bless you and keep you