Sun, Mar 8, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Coral Springs Center for the Arts
2855 Coral Springs Dr, Coral Springs, FL
Most people, when they think of Delibes, think either his operas – “Lakme” with it’s renowned flower duet and bell song being the most famous, and perhaps also his choruses. But he also wrote some religious music including this setting of the Mass. It’s beautiful and as a piece of music its quality speaks for itself.
You can hear the influence of Delibes’ love of music for the theatre in the dramatic and lively Kyrie and Gloria but it’s his Sanctus which is downright angelic, the hushed and serene O Salutaris, and the reverential Agnus Dei which really make this Mass special. It’s a lovely piece that lives up to its name – it really is short around fifteen minutes with lovely flowing lines and a gentle lyricism that’s fairly easily attainable by most choirs. All of this makes it a fairly popular part of the choral repertoire.