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Inhe Agnus Dei - Pro Cantione Antiqua the Latin words of the liturgical Agnus Deia part of the Massfor mixed chorus with optional organ or piano accompaniment. The music, in B-flat minorhas a duration of about eight minutes. At the request of Arturo Toscaninihe arranged it for string orchestra Agnus Dei - Pro Cantione Antiqua, and in January sent that version to the conductor, who premiered it in New York with the NBC Symphony Orchestra.
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After reflecting the history and pointing out the Adagio ' s associations with mourning, nostalgia, love and passion, qualified as "sentimental Romanticism", he writes about the choral setting: "Barber brought to the surface the work's sense of spirituality.
Agnus Dei is in B-flat minormarked "molto adagio " very slow and "molto espressivo " very expressive and in the beginning "pp" pianissimovery soft. The music is set for sopranoaltotenor and bass SATB ; all four parts are sometimes divided; measures 12 to 14 call for a solo soprano. Soprano and alto are divided in two parts, tenor and bass occasionally even in three. The music is dominated by a melody, first presented by the soprano, which begins on a long note and then undulates in even rhythm and diatonic steps, a melisma of two measures on the words "Agnus Dei".
The other voices enter half a measure later on a chordmove to a different chord in measure 2 and sustain it throughout the measure, while the soprano holds its first note through measure one and moves only after the supporting chord has changed to a tension.
A similar pattern follows in measures 5 to 8 on the words "qui tollis peccata mundi" who takes away the sins of the worldmoving down on "peccata mundi".
The repetition of the call "Agnus Dei" is set as variation of the beginning, intensified by upward leaps of fifths and octavesand by the solo soprano reaching the highest note of the piece, C-flat. In measure 28, the bass takes over the melody, marked "p cresc. In measure 35, the tenor takes over the melody, all parts are marked "with increasing intensity", soon the soprano gets the melody, interrupted by the alto moving in octaves, then finally the soprano leads to the climax on the words "dona nobis pacem", ending in long chords, fortissimoin extremely high register for all parts, followed by a long general break.
After the silencea slow succession of chords, repeating "dona nobis pacem" in homophony in very low register, modulates to distant keys Your Love Captured Me - The Regents - Barbara-Ann as C major and F major.
After another silence, a kind of recapitulation begins with the soprano and tenor singing the melody in unison on "Agnus Dei In the final line, the alto broadens the beginning of the melody to a last "dona nobis pacem", marked "mf molto espr. The piece lasts about eight minutes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The New York Times. Retrieved 7 March Retrieved 23 March Oxford University Press.
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