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A lot of the favoured new settings are musically illiterate, almost is if they were written by semi-trained teenagers, getting to grips with musical rudiments. The style is stodgy and sentimental, tonally and rhythmically stilted, melodically inane and adored by Catholic clergy “of a certain age.” Some Catholic dioceses run courses for wannabe composers to perpetuate this style. It is a scandal. People with hardly any training and experience of even the basic building blocks of music have been convinced that there is a place for their puerile stumblings and fumblings in the modern Catholic Church because real musicians are elitist and off-putting.
— James MacMillan (20 November 2013)
Kevin Allen • Missa pro Defunctis Quinque vocum
published 14 January 2014 by Kevin Allen

768 Kevin Allen Requiem HORAL CONDUCTORS planning for the Feast All Souls on 2 November will welcome this new release by Kevin Allen: Missa pro Defunctis Quinque vocum — “Mass for the Dead” for SSATB chorus, a cappella.

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Introitus: Requiem aeternam
Kyrie
Graduale: Requiem aeternam
Tractus: Absolve Domine
Offertorium: Domine Jesu Christe
Sanctus
Benedictus
Agnus Dei
Communio: Lux aeterna
Responsorium: Subvenite

55 pages

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