Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Susan Thrift
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   BriLee Music Publishing
Edition:   BL654
Voicing:   Two-Part
Setting:   unaccompanied


Michelle Gehrz
Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs
R&R Chair Children & Youth

Composer Susan Thrift – a music teacher and church musician from Texas – has composed this gem of a piece that brings an unaccompanied, Latin text to young singers in a lovely and accessible manner. Using antiphonal (echo) singing and simple harmonies she has set the traditional Latin text of “Lord, Have Mercy (Kyrie Eleison), Christ, Have Mercy (Christe Eleison), Lord, Have Mercy (Kyrie Eleison)” to a simple, chant-like tune within a C-major tonality and octave singing range.