A Joyful Christmas Gloria

Arranger: Tony Alonso, Jeanne Cotter

Words © 2010 ICEL. Published with the approval of the Committee on Divine Worship, USCCB. Arr. © 1989, Adapt. of Tune and Arr. © 2015 GIA.

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Vocal Forces: Unison, Two-part mixed, SATB, Cantor, Assembly

Accompaniment: Keyboard, Piano and Organ

Guitar: Yes

Separate Instruments: Flute, Trumpet in B-flat, Trumpet in C, Cello, Guitar

Tune Name: Gloria

Text Source: Revised Order of Mass 2010

Music Source: Based on gloria; French trad.; arr. and tune adapt. Tony Alonso

Series: Christmas

Difficulty Level: E


Settings of the Gloria incorporating the refrain of “Angels We Have Heard on High” are a wonderful way to encourage and inspire the sung prayer of diverse assemblies throughout the Christmas season. Alonso has adapted the verse tune and, inspired by the invigorating piano accompaniment of Cotter’s arrangement of the hymn, he has expanded the composition further, specifically for ensembles in which piano or guitar is the primary accompanying instrument. Includes an alternate accompaniment, which may be more appropriate in certain instances.

Categories: Choral/Vocal

Seasonal: Christmastide

Liturgical: Christmas Vigil, Christmas Night, Christmas Dawn, Christmas Day

Rites: Glory to God / Gloria

Number of Pages: 20

Language: English

Format: Octavo