Christmas Gloria

Arranger: Rory Cooney

Words © 2010 ICEL. Published with the approval of the Committee on Divine Worship, USCCB. Music © 2014 GIA.

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Vocal Forces: SAB, Assembly

Accompaniment: Piano

Guitar: Yes

Separate Instruments: Flute, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Guitar

Text Source: Revised Order of Mass 2010

Music Source: Based on gloria, French carol

Series: Christmas

Difficulty Level: E


Here’s a wonderful incarnation of the Gloria! The refrain is relatively standard, based on the refrain from “Angels We Have Heard on High,” so the assembly will have no problem singing along. But the first part of the Gloria text is wonderfully set to a chant tone for SAB voices. Finally, the last portion of the text (“For you alone are the Holy One…”) is sung as a descant over the Gloria refrain!

Categories: Choral/Vocal

Seasonal: Christmastide

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

Rites: Glory to God / Gloria

Number of Pages: 12

Language: English

Format: Octavo