Alleluia, Deo patri sit gloria
for SATB with solo treble/soprano, descant and Organ accompaniment
Duration: ca. 3’30″
Words: Anonymous C14th, from Sloane MS 2593
Music by Edward Caine
This is one of a number of settings based on the Sloane MS 2593 manuscript – a 14/15th Century manuscript based in The British Library which contains a large number of carols and songs written in Middle English and Latin. For more information on the Sloane 2593 project click here.
This particular setting, based on a macaronic carol text, is aimed at community choirs and is written in the style of a communal carol. The congregation is invited to sing each chorus of five alleluias, and there is a descant on the final verse