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W.A. Mozart Ė Missa Brevis in F Major, K.192 (1774)

The Worthington Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir, directed by David M. Rives.

Kyrie

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Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison, Kyrie eleison.

Lord, have mercy upon us, Christ, have mercy upon us, Lord, have mercy upon us.

Gloria

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Gloria in excelsis Deo, et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis, Laudamus te, benedicimus te, adoramus te, glorificamus te, Gratias agimus tibi propter magnam gloriam tuam, Domine Deus, Rex coelestis, Pater onmipotens. Domine Fili unigenite, Jesu Christe, Domine Deus, Agnus Dei, filius Patris, Qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis, [suscipe deprecationem nostram, Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris, miserere nobis ] Quoniam tu solus sanctus, tu solus Dominus, tu solus altissimus, [Jesu Christe cum sancto spiritu in gloria Dei Patris, Amen.

Glory be to God on high, and on earth, peace to men of good will, We praise thee, we bless thee, we adore thee we glorify thee, We give thanks to thee for thy great glory, Lord God, heavenly king, Father almighty, Lord the only-begotten son, Jesus Christ, Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, Who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us, [receive our prayer, Who sitteth at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us] For thou only art holy, thou only art the Lord, thou only are the most high, [Jesus Christ,] with the Holy Ghost in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Credo

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Credo in unum Deum, Patrem omnipotentem, factorem coeli et terrae, visibilium omnium et invisibilium, [Et] in unum Dominum, Jesum Christum, Filium Dei unigenitum, [et] ex Patre natum, ante omnia saecula, Deum de Deo, lumen de lumine, Deum verum de Deo vero, genitum non factum, con substantialem Patri, per quern omnia facta sunt, Qui propter nos homines et [propter] nostram salutem descendit de coelis. Et incarnatus est de spiritu sancto ex Maria Virgine et homo factus est, Crucifixus etiam pro nobis sub Pontio Pilato, passus et sepultus est, Et resurrexit tertia die secundum scripturas, et ascendit in coelum, sedet ad dexteram Patris, et iterum venturus est cum Gloria judicare vivos et mortuos, cujus regni non erit finis. Et in spiritum sanctum, Dominum et vivificantem, qui ex Patre Filioque procedit, qui cum Patre et Filio simul adoratur et conglorificatur, qui locutus est per prophetas, [Et unam sanctam catholicam et apostolicam ecclesiam,] Confiteor unum baptisma in remissionem peccatorum, [Et expecto resurrectionem] mortuorum, et vitam venturi saeculi, Amen.

I believe in one God, Father, Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible, [And] in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, [born] of the Father before all ages, God of God, light of light, Very God of Very God, begotten, not made, of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made, Who for us men and [for] our salvation came down from heaven. And became incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary and was made man, And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate, suffered and was buried, And the third day he rose again, according to the scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father, and he shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead, whose kingdom shall have no end. And in the Holy Ghost, the lord and life-giver, who proceedeth from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is adored and glorified, who spake by the prophets, [And in one holy catholic and apostolic Church,] I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins, [And I expect the resurrection] of the dead, and the life of the world to come, Amen.

Sanctus

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Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus, Dominus Deus Sabaoth, pleni sunt coeli et terra gloria tua. Osanna in excelsis.

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of Thy glory. Hosanna in the highest.

Benedictus

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Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini. Osanna in excelsis.

Blessed is he who cometh in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

Agnus Dei

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Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis, dona nobis pacem.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us, give us peace.


Mozartís Missa Brevis in F major

On a Sunday honoring graduates, it seems fitting to offer some music by another emerging adult. Mozart was 18 years old in 1774 when he composed his Short Mass to be sung in the court cathedral in Salzburg, his hometown. Like so many others who come of age, he yearned to leave his own region to find success. He was not being well paid as the court composer and saw no hope of pursuing his desire to compose opera after the courtís theater was destroyed in a fire.

The reason for the unusual instrumentation (1st and 2nd violins, bass and organ) is a matter of conjecture, because, other than the original manuscript, not much documentation regarding Mozartís rationale for this piece has been found. Mozartís other mass settings typically call for a fuller complement of forces, sometimes including timpani and brass.

What we hear in Missa Brevis in F Major is youthful exuberance and hints of things to come in the evolution of Mozartís choral style. Working within the early classical period ideals of style galant (simplicity, clarity, immediacy) he shows his brilliance for textsetting, dramatization of the story, and uniquely elegant vocal writing. It would be some years before life experiences resulted in the depth and darkness of Requiem or Mass in C Minor.

Chancel Choir Members

Soprano

Ramona Bhatt, Sandy Bell, Susan Boisvert, Elaine Bowers, Charlotte Conaway, Judy Furnas, Carol Hamilton, Sally Hough, Carol Mead, Lora Mitchell, Donna Preissle, Sue Rapier, Pat Stenner, Sharon Tipton, Janet Wise.

Alto

Joyce Blackmore, Eleanor Buford, Victoria Butash, Sandy Byers, Edna Hill, Sandy Hindall, Kathleen Malecki, Charlene McLeod, Beth Murphy, Julianne Niswander, Deanna Olson, Lori Sheppard, Carolyn Taylor, Sue Wilson.

Tenor

Scot Hindall, Jeff Johnson, Jody Patrick, Drew Sheppard, Chuck Stenner, Taylor Surface, Bill Yost.

Bass

Braden Alsnauer, Don Anderson, Bill Ausich, Randy Bell, Bob Bowers, Jim Cowan, Steve Hindall, John Puleo.

Orchestra

Concertmaster

David Edge

Violin I

David Edge, Jonquil Thoms

Violin II

Nora Calvert, Gail Stadelman

Bass

John Pellegrino

Organ

Brett Greene

Soloists

Brian Hupp,

baritone, will be a senior at Capital University this coming fall, completing a B.M. in Music Education. He is very active at Capital as a member of the Chapel Choir, Philomel Vocal Chamber Ensemble, and various theater productions, most recently Susannah. This summer he will be a Performance intern at Weathervane Playhouse in Newark, performing in productions of Singiní in the Rain and Legally Blonde. He is from Pataskala, Ohio.

Heather Keith

holds a M.M. in Vocal Performance from Ohio University, a B.F.A in Musical Theatre from Marietta College and currently studies with Sharon Stohrer. This summer, she will be taking part in the Druid City Opera Workshop in Alabama and can be heard singing the role of Papagena in Mozartís Magic Flute as a part of the Weimar Lyric Opera Studio in Weimar, Germany. Heather is so thankful for the opportunity to sing this beautiful music with the wonderful Worthington Presbyterian Chorus.

Chris Bozeka

is a rising senior vocal performance major at Capital University. He would like to thank Maestro Rives for the opportunity to perform as the tenor soloist in this fantastic mass! He also wishes to thank his wonderful friends, incredible family, inspiring teachers and beautiful girlfriend for all their constant love, guidance, and support!

Meghan Rogers

is going to be a senior vocal music education major at Capital University this coming fall. In addition to singing, Meghan also enjoys photography, composing, and playing trumpet and piano. She is very excited and honored to be here singing from one of her favorite composers, Mozart.