From the Missa Nurembergensis for 2-, 3- or 4-part mixed choir (FM, SAM or SATB), congregational singing, flute, strings and organ.
The work can be sung with a 2- or 3-part choir as well as with a 4-part mixed choir. If you would like to perform the composition with organ accompaniment instead of orchestral accompaniment, please select “score version organ accompaniment” and “organ part version organ accompaniment” instead of orchestral parts and organ part.
The AGNUS DEI brings together both the Latin and the German text “Christe, du Lamm Gottes” (GL 208, EG 190:2) as well as choral and congregational singing in a touching way.
Until now, the singing of the Latin texts of the Ordinary Missal with Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus-Benedictus and Agnus Dei was left exclusively to the choir and was spoken by the priest himself. The congregation had the role of listener and spectator. According to the modern understanding of the liturgy, however, the choir, soloists and musicians are just as much a part of the congregation present and are therefore placed on the same level as the congregation in the nave.
Based on this understanding of the liturgy, Alexander Därr composed a mass which, on the one hand, has the musical splendor of the choir, orchestra and organ and, on the other, involves the congregation as an equal group with its singing. Classical hymns form the basis of this new composition.
“The choir, organ and strings are highly independent and each tonal element contributes its part to the appealing overall picture of the mass. Particular mention should be made here of the use of the chorale “Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr” in the form of a toccata in the Gloria and the addition of triangle and xylophone in the Sanctus. … The advantages of the greater variability with regard to individual editions should not be concealed… . An equally beautiful and practicable work which is to be recommended”. (Kirchenmusik im Bistum Limburg 2/19)
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Also arranged for choir, congregational singing and string/organ accompaniment: