In Excelsis Gloria (After the Huron Carol)
Sesquie for Canada's 150th

John McPherson
Composition Date: 2017
Duration: 00:01:50
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Full orchestra
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Programme Note:
"When asked to compose a “Christmas-inspired” Sesquie for Canada’s 150th, it certainly seemed appropriate to be influenced by the powerful and deeply resonant “Huron Carol”. In writing this piece, I used fragments of the melody and created musical images inspired by the text of this ubiquitous part of the Canadian psyche.

The “Huron Carol” speaks to us of the land and peoples before colonization and of a pure spirituality that seeks a common language. The melody has a compelling dramatic flow that is as simple as it is moving. And “Glory in the Highest” (In excelsis gloria) is a universal message of opening up to the light, love, beauty, and grace of our world, and exalting in that which sustains, nurtures, and connects all peoples and all life."


CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 1100 M1727ine 2017
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • October 2, 2018
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • Score
    8 Pages
    Height: 43 cm
    Width: 30 cm
    Parts page count: 28
    Parts
    28 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • In Excelsis Gloria: Sesquie for Canada's 150th is a TSO co-commission with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Canada Mosaic is a Canada 150 Signature Project. This project was funded in part by the Government of Canada.
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