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Millennium Chamber Players / Jacob Bancks: Mass for All Saints & Mozart: Requiem
Chicago, Illinois
Sunday, 20 September 2009 - 7:00 PM
Soli Deo Gloria has commissioned award-winning composer Jacob Bancks to write a six movement mass for choir, soloists and chamber orchestra titled Mass for All Saints. Meditative, celebratory, reverent and joyous - Bancks’ new work is inspired by images of all the saints gathered in heaven. “…and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne…” Religious art depicting this description of “the great multitude” from the Book of Revelation stirs the composer’s thoughts as he completes the new work.

Jacob Bancks comments on the inspiration behind Mass for All Saints:

"Artistic depictions of the saints intrigue me to no end. In my work as a church musician in the Archdiocese of Chicago, I’ve had the opportunity to see scads of religious art, good and bad, at dozens of parishes. While statues, paintings, and stained glass windows of individual saints can be interesting in themselves, I personally find any representation of a host of saints — all the saints — overwhelmingly fascinating. Rather than replicating their earthly lives (like the ubiquitous statues of St. Francis of Assisi, animals in tow), depictions of all the saints show them gathered in the afterlife, a motley crowd of extremely diverse, extremely imperfect people from every era, nation and race.”

The premiere performance of Mass for All Saints will take place on Sunday, September 20, 2009, at 7:00 p.m., at St. John Berchmans Church in Chicago. Conductor and Artistic Director Robert Katkov-Trevino will lead the Millennium Chamber Players in a program that will also include Mozart’s Requiem.
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Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K 626
Introitus: Requiem aeternam
Kyrie
Sequentia: Dies irae
Sequentia: Tuba mirum
Sequentia: Rex tremendae
Sequentia: Recordare
Sequentia: Confutatis
Sequentia: Lacrimosa
Offertorium: Domine Jesu Christe
Offertorium: Hostias
Sanctus
Benedictus
Agnus Dei
Communio: Lux aeterna
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cpthree Jacob Bancks is a great composer. We now have the 4 Bs, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and Bancks. I now have a list of all the saints, in English and Latin. We will be hearing more of his "Mass For All Saints". It was at least as good as Mozart's R... read more
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