Composer:   Joseph Haydn
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   earthsongs
Edition:   R-02
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied


Robert Sieving
Apollo High School, St. Cloud 1994
R&R Chair High School Choirs

The first edition of the Gloria from Haydn”s Missa Sancti Bernardi de Offida (“Hieligmesse”) is presented here in a transposed version (B-flat to G). Wonderfully accessible to the younger high school group who respond to its basic joyfulness while learning about classical style. It also contains a solid balance of legato-marcato alternation, quiet passages alternating with exuberant ones, interesting textual changes. In short, all the goodies which make Haydn’s more demanding choral works so satisfying for singer and conductor alike.