Sanctus, Bernstein

Sanctus, Bernstein


Composed By: Leonard Bernstein

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Voicing: SSA, SSA and SATB

Keyword Holy, interfaith

Language: Hebrew, Latin and English

Difficulty: moderate

Country: America

Solos: none

Instruments: piano (two or four hands) and bongos

Lyrics: Liturgy (Isaiah 6 and Psalm 118)

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes

CD: Zamir Chorale of Boston

Year Arranged/Published: 1973

Timing: 4:30

Tempo: moderate

First Line: sanctus dominos deus sabaoth

description: This excerpt from Bernstein’s theatre piece, MASS, is a wonderful choice for an interfaith concert or service. It includes the “Sanctification” in English, Latin and Hebrew. The opening section is for two treble choruses singing antiphonally; the rest is for one mixed chorus. Full of joyous Bernstein rhythms.

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