Composer: Christopher Lee FraleyDetailsFormat: Mixed Choir - 4 voicesVoicing: SATBIncidental Divisi: A, T, BSolo Requirements: S (optional)Accompaniment: unaccompaniedNotation: standardPerformance Length: 5:10 Study Scores & Audio FilesStudy Score & Audio Order Printed ScoresPublisher: Fraley Music, Inc., F. 174aOrder site / Alternate source of score: FraleyMusic.com Texts & TranslationsLanguage(s): LatinText Source: Ordinary of the MassText: Kyrie eleison. Christe eleison. Kyrie eleison.Translation: Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy. Programming AidsPerformance Difficulty: moderateSeasonal Usage: LentDescriptive Terms: dramaticcontemplativeprayerAllow Excerpts: Composition is a single movementComposer’s Notes: This setting of the Kyrie was inspired by story-telling. My intent was to musically pack the story of the gospel into this one movement: a pleading of "Lord have mercy", followed by the joyous introduction of Christ ("Christ have mercy"), and a thankful and peaceful final "Lord have mercy", reflecting redemption and our changed relationship with God. My intent was to write in a modernized Renaissance style--very modern harmonies, but with the line and flow more typical of ancient polyphony. The form is loosely the ABA form one would expect for a Kyrie, but it is modified somewhat, as every section begins with the same material--I think of this as our praying each line of the Kyrie. This initial prayer is then followed by God's answer to each line of the text. This piece was written for Radiance (formerly Vox16) for their "Locally Sourced" concert and studio recording, premiered 7-Apr-2018 with Markdavin Obenza conducting. Additional InformationDate of Completion: October, 2017Date of First Performance: Saturday, April 7, 2018Premier Performance Data: Vox16 (Markdavin Obenza, cond), Trinity Parish Church, Seattle, WAAdditional Performances: FM Singers, Christopher Lee Fraley, director; studio recording for a video score published 26-Apr-2018 on YouTube (https://youtu.be/aH0IUc0510w).