Missa humanis
(12 Minutes)

Instrumentation: 1-1-2-1, 2-2-Euph., SATB Choir, Timp., Strings

Listen to Missa humanis: 1. Kyrie, 2. Gloria, 3. Credo, 4. Sanctus, 5. Agnus Dei

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"The Missa humanis for chorus and chamber orchestra was inspired by... a performance of Beethoven’s Missa solemnis. The inspiration was, apparently, a negative one, urging Amrhein to compose the antithesis to Beethoven’s Mahlerian masterpiece. Her setting of the Ordinary of the Mass takes a mere twelve and a half minutes.... The choral writing projects a feeling of monody despite its occasional forays into counterpoint. The result is an almost primordial take on a timeless text, and it reminds this listener of Stravinsky’s (another master of concision) Mass setting of 1948." - William Zagorski, Fanfare Magazine