• Sarah Kirkland Snider
  • Mass for the Endangered (2018)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)

Commissioned by The Rector, Church-Wardens, and Vestrymen of Trinity Church in the City of New York.

  • fl, ob, cl, bn, perc, hp, pf, 2vn, va, vc, db
  • SATB
  • 44 min
    • 15th November 2020, Concert Hall “Latvija”, Ventspils, Latvia
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Composer note
Mass for the Endangered is a hymn for the voiceless and the discounted, a requiem for the not-yet-gone. Using original text by writer, visual artist, and musician, Nathaniel Bellows, in combination with the traditional Latin, Mass for the Endangered embodies a prayer for endangered animals and the environments in which they live. Written for SATB choir and twelve instruments, the five-movement piece appeals for parity, compassion, and protection, from a mindset — a malignance or apathy — that threatens to destroy the planet we all are meant to share.

— Sarah Kirkland Snider

Movements
I. Kyrie
II. Gloria
III. Alleluia
IV. Credo (on a ground by Caroline Shaw)
V. Sanctus/Benedictus
VI. Agnus Dei

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audio: Sanctus/Benedictus (Gallicantus and Gabriel Crouch; Nonesuch)
animation: Deborah Johnson / CandyStations

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