Farmer, Mass in Bb
  • NihilNominis
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    Expansive, dated, once extraordinarily popular, then nearly universally deprecated as Motu innaPropriate.

    Has anyone here sung this? Heard it? Recorded it? Just curious.
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  • stulte
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    There's a recording of a fellow playing the organ part of the Gloria on YouTube. I've never sung it nor even heard of it until I read your post.
  • StimsonInRehabStimsonInRehab
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    I heard a Brazilian choir singing the Gloria on YouTube, but now I can't find it.

    There's a gentleman who plays the conclusion of the Gloria as well as the Benedictus on an Esty Organ. I'm sure it's the same gentleman stulte is talking about.

    I think it's the most beautiful Mass setting written by a British Unitarian I've ever heard. I'd be game for my choir learning it.
  • StimsonInRehabStimsonInRehab
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    The incorrigible punster in me would want to sing this mass on the feast of St. Isidore.
  • SalieriSalieri
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    Bad recording---unless you like listening to a lot of viola.

    For what it is, it isn't bad though. I mean, it ain't Haydn or Schubert, but you can see why it was popular.
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  • CharlesW
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    I had not heard it before. Beats the "h" out of Misa Luna, any day.
  • francisfrancis
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    Charles

    Please keep in mind that we no longer acknowledge the existence of "h".
  • CharlesW
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    The "h" you say!
  • NihilNominis
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    Here's the same choir, in a slightly better balance, with organ!

    Here it is!
  • Schönbergian
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    I'm a big fan of Mozart's Masses and I still don't like this at all. I just don't find it as well composed.