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Excerpt of Sacred Mass (Credo)

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UPDATE: Just fixed a few things here and there

*(I'm predating the Classical era a bit here)*

We were fortunate enough in our renaissance counterpoint class to have someone from the faculty bring in 3 of his friends to do a reading of our last pieces for the class. We had written a collective Mass (which I will not upload the entirety of since I only wrote this part), though we did not quite have the time to properly discuss the text setting - perhaps the most important element of this style of music. Regardless, it was a very cool experience to hear these pieces being sightread. I learned a lot from their feedback!

My section was the Nicene Creed (Credo), which is normally the longest section of the Mass. I, however, ended up using only the very beginning of the text for my excerpt. Post-creation, I've done a lot more research into everything surrounding this topic and see some of the things to work on if I choose to write more in this style.

Not allowing downloads for the moment on this one.

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Wow, this is super cool!
I love choir singing that's pulled off this well :O
I'm really glad I took the time to listen to your latest upload, as I got to be blown away by this :)


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Deemo-R responds:

Thanks! A lot of credit has to go to the singers here, they really brought life to the material despite it being just a cold reading. Writing with the style of the time period in mind is really difficult, at least for me, so I'm happy at how decent this turned out. If you enjoy ancient choral music, definitely check out works by Palestrina, Orlande de Lassus, William Byrd, and Thomas Tallis, just to name a few. Simply beautiful - there is a lot that I'd love to learn from those minds!


It's really amazing what you did here. I could imagine to add some melodies for this piece like strings. But this piece has a soothing mood for me. Great job!


Deemo-R responds:

Thanks! Given the style of this music at the time, you likely wouldn't find any instruments accompanying the voices. The church was pretty strict when it came to music. I do love me some strings, however. I'd add them in secret if I got the chance lol. :)

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Dec 15, 2016
1:03 AM EST
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Classical
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2.3 MB
1 min 59 sec
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