Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   Kristina Vasiliauskaite
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Santa Barbara Music Publishing
Edition:   SBMP 263
Voicing:   SSAA
Setting:   Accompanied


Kathy Romey
University of Minnesota 2003
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

These mass movements are excerpted from the Lithuanian composer’s Missa Brevis for children’s voices. Set in D major, the opening Kyrie is marked Andantino and begins with a lyric, chant-like melody passed from one voice part to the next. The festive Gloria is more homophonic in nature and includes two shorter soprano solos.