Composer:   Palestrina
Arranger:   NA
Edition:   NA
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella


Bruce Phelps
Concordia College 2005
R&R Chair Community Choirs

I heard this setting of “Kyrie” on a recording and immediately fell in love with the piece. I learned that it was not published separately but only as part of the Missa Pape Marcelli. I found the score on the website for Handlo Music. You can purchase a copy for less that $10.00 and can then reproduce as many copies as you need for your ensemble. This beautiful setting of the “Kyrie” is in three movements, Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison, and Kyrie eleison. Delightful flowing lines and haunting Renaissance harmonies make this piece one that you will love to program. Also, while your are on the Handlo website, peruse what is available for your ensemble.