Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Music by Julian Wachner, Patrick Doyle, on Palm Sunday



At First Baptist Church of the City of Washington DC on Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018, the choir performed the Sanctus from the Messe Ancienne by Julian Wachner.


The YouTube videos are from Trinity Wall Street in Manhattan. 

As far as I can determine from Wikipedia, this may be the same work as the Missa Brevis (1987).

The music is almost a cappella, and the style is modal, somewhat like Renaissance music.

Later, for the offertory, the choir performed Non Nobis Domine ("Not Unto Us Lord"), by Patrick Doyle which seems to be same music that concludes the powerful 1996 film of “Hamlet”, for Columbia Pictures, by Kenneth Branagh. 
  
The postlude was a Sinfonia based on the Cantata #29 by JS, Bach, as played by Charles Pugh.
  
See also the Stoneman Douglas remembrance group picture Palm Sunday morning. 

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