Category Archives: Ordinaries

Missa Secunda (Hassler)

    Sheet Music:

  • File
  • This edition is in the key of Bb major, but we will actually sing this a half-step down from there (i.e., in A major,  the same key as the recordings, below). In the Kyrie–for example–the tenors, sopranos, and altos will start on an E rather than an F.
    Recordings:
    Kyrie:

  • All Parts
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenor
  • Bass
  • Use these recordings to learn pitches and timing, but not necessarily pronunciation or text-placement. We will pronounce the “s” in “eleison” as an “s” sound (not as a “z” sound). When you don’t have enough notes to fit in all the syllables of “kyrie eleison”, then pronounce those words as “ky-ri” and “e-le-son”, respectively.
    Gloria:

  • All Parts
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenor
  • Bass
    Credo:

  • All Parts
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenor
  • Bass
Sanctus:

  • All Parts
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenor
  • Bass
Benedictus:

  • All Parts
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenor
  • Bass
    Agnus Dei:

  • All Parts
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenor
  • Bass

Lux et Origo (Dingess/Keswani)

Breathe on the last eighth note of each phrase (for example, the last eighth note of “eleison”), and come in exactly in-tempo on the next phrase.

“Extra” notes that are tied are there to make it easier to count your rhythms and stay together with the chant melody. “Extra” notes that are not tied to another note are included so that you can sing the text.