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Missa de Angelis

A Gregorian Mass

Edited and arranged by Christopher Moore

Missa de Angelis
Edited and arranged by Christopher Moore Version 2 March 2002
The Gregorian Mass known as the Missa de Angelis is believed to date from as early as the 9th century. It is a plainsong mass, designed to be sung in unison and a cappella. This arrangement attempts to keep the essential character of the Mass, whilst providing a harmonically simple modern setting. The transcription of the Mass itself is from the original neumes, and is as consistent as possible with the commonly accepted interpretation of the flow of the music. This is not intended to be an academically precise interpretation ; there is, of course, no such thing. It is, however, based upon the editors own experience, and may be regarded as one possible way of interpreting the work. The accompaniment is suitable for both piano and organ this version has an organ pedal part. The Solo and Tutti markings are editorial and suggestive only. If a soloist is used, then an alto or bass voice may be preferable. There are four parts to the Mass. ! ! ! ! Kyrie Gloria Sanctus and Benedictus Agnus Dei

Also included are facsimiles of the neumes from which the arrangement was made. These are available through the excellent site at http://siul.rc.ipt.br/cantgreg/index_eng.htm, together with vocal recordings and much more very useful information The editor would appreciate feedback on this arrangement, and any suggestions for improvement. E-mail may be sent to cid_moore@optusnet.com.au. This edition may be freely copied for non-commercial performance. It may not, however, be changed in any way without the editors approval.

Dr Christopher Moore Sydney, Australia Version History September 1999 March 2000 March 2002

First Version 1.0 Minor corrections, inclusion of original neumes in text Full revision, corrections to transcriptions and new accompaniment for organ

Missa de Angelis Kyrie


# & # j
1

Solo

Vocal

Organ

## j & j ? ##
1

Ky - ri

j j
e -

Arr. Christopher Moore

le - i - son

? ##
3

Vocal

# & # j
Tutti

Org.

## j & j ? ##
3

Ky - ri

j j
e -

le - i - son

? ##
Vocal

&
5

##

Solo

Org.

# & # j ? ## J ? ##

Chris- te

j j
e le

i son

Arrangement Copyright Christopher Moore 2002

2
Vocal

&
7

##

Tutti

Org.

# & # j ? ## J ? ##
9

Chris- te

j j
e le

i son

Vocal

# & # J J
Solo

Org.

# # j &
Ky - ri - e
9

J J

j j
e -

le - i - son

w ? ## ? ##
11

Vocal

# & # J J
Tutti

Org.

# # j j &
Ky- ri - e
11

j j
e -

le - i - son

w ? ## ? ##

Missa de Angelis Gloria


Vocal

Arr. Christopher Moore

&
1

##

Organ

# & # ? ## ? ##
4

Glo - ri - a in ex - cel - sis De - o

j j j j j j j
Solo

Tutti

Et in ter - ra pax ho - mi - ni - bus

j j j j j j j j

bo - nae vo- lun - ta - tis

j j j j

Vocal

## & J
Solo

Org

# & # ? ##
4

Lau - da

mus

te

Tutti

Be - ne - di - ci - mus

j J J J

? ##
Vocal

&
7

##

Tutti

Org

# & # ? ## ? ##

Glo - ri - fi - ca - mus te

j j j j J

te

A - do - ra

j j
Solo

mus

te

Gra - ti - as a - gi - mus

j J J JJ

ti - bi

Prop - ter mag - nam glo - ri - am tu - am

j j j j j j j

Arrangement Copyright Christopher Moore 2002

Vocal

& &
10

10

## ##

Solo

Do - mi - ne De - us,

j j j j

Rex cael - est - is

j j

De - us

j j #
Pa - ter

om - ni - pot - ens

Org

? ## ? ##


Tutti

Vocal

&
12

12

##

Org

# & # ? ## ? ##
14

Do - mi - ne

j j j j j j j j j
Fi - li

un - i - ge - ni - te

Je


su

Chris

te

Solo

Vocal

# & # J J J # & # ? ##
14

Do - mi - ne

De - us,

J J J

Org

? ##

Ag - nus De

Fi - li - us

j j
Tutti

Pa

tris

Vocal

& &
16

16

## ##

Org

# ? ## ? ##
18

Qui tol - lis pec - ca - ta mun

j j j j j j
Solo

di

Mi - se - re

j j
re

no - bis

Vocal

# j & # J J J J J
Tutti
18

Org

## & ? ## ? ##

Qui tol - lis pec - ca - ta mun - di

sus - ci - pe de - pre - ca - ti - o - nem

j j j j j j j
no -

stram

Vocal

&
20

20

##

Org

# & # ? ## ? ##

Qui

j j j j j j j
Solo

se - des

ad

dex - ter - am

Pa

tris

Mi - se - re - re

j j j j

no

bis

Vocal

# & # J
22

Tutti

Org

## &
22

Quo - ni - am

tu

j J

so - lus sanc

tus

Tu

? ## ? ##
24

# # #

J J
Solo

so - lus

Do

mi

nus

Vocal

# j j j j & #
Tutti
24

Org

## j & ? ## J ? ## ## ##

Tu so - lus Al - tis - si - mus

Je - su

Solo

Chris - te

Cum Sanc - to

j j j

Spi - ri - tu

Vocal

& &
27

27

Org

# ? ## ? ##

In glo - ri - a

j j j j j j
Tutti

De - i

Pa

tris

men

Missa de Angelis Sanctus / Benedictus


Vocal

&b
1

Tutti

Organ

&b
1

Sanc

j j

Solo

tus

Sanc - tus

Sanc

Tutti

Arr. Christopher Moore

?b ?b
4

tus

w
Solo

Vocal

&b &b
4

Do

mi - nus

De - us Sa

j
-

ba - oth

Org.

?b
6

Vocal

& b j & b j
6

Tutti

Ple - ni

sunt

cae


li


et

Org.

?b J ?b

ter

ra

glo - ri

J
a tu a

Arrangement Copyright Christopher Moore 2002

Vocal

& b j
8 8

Org.

j &b Jj ?b J ?b
Solo
9

Ho - san

na

in

ex - cel

sis

j j j j j J j J J J

Vocal

&b J &b
9


qui

Be - ne - dic

tus

Org.

?b &b J J
11

ve

nit

in - no - mi - ne Do

mi - ni

Tutti

Vocal

Org.

j &b j ?b
11

Ho - san

j
na

in

ex - cel

sis

?b

Missa de Angelis Agnus Dei


Vocal

arr. Christopher Moore

& b j
1

Solo

Organ

& b j
1

Ag

j j - - - j j j
nus De i

Qui tol

j j j - - -
Tutti

?b ?b
3

Solo

j J J w

lis

pec - ca - ta

mun

di

Voc

& b j & b j j ?b J
3

Mi - se

re

re

no

bis

Org.

?b
4

Voc

& b j & b j
4

Tutti

Ag- nus

De

Qui tol

Org.

?b J ?b

j Jj J

j J - - j
lis pec - ca - ta mun -

Solo

di

Arrangement Copyright Christopher Moore 2002

2
Voc

& b j
6

Tutti

Org.

& b j j ?b J
6

Mi - se

re

j j

re

no

bis

?b
7

Voc

& b j & b j
7

Solo

Ag

j - - - j j j
nus De i

Qui tol

Org.

?b ?b
9

Voc

& b j j &b j ?b J
9

j J J .

j j j - - -
lis pec - ca - ta mun -

Tutti

di

Do - na

no - bis

pa

cem

Org.

?b