HIS KYRIE IS quite brief, simple to teach, can easily involve the congregation in a meaningful way (without taxing their abilities), contains beautiful polyphonic lines, and fits on just one page! It’s based on a composition by composer Joan Brudieu, who died in 1591AD. 1
The cantor can sing the chant, the entire congregation can repeat it, then the choir alone can sing the polyphonic section. This is repeated for the “Christe” and the final “Kyrie.”
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1 For some reason, tons of fantastic composers died in the 1590s.