Richard Donovan & Robert Moevs: Choral Works
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL262     Release Date: 2010-09-15
Battell Chapel Choir; Barbara Harbach, organ; Robert Nagel, trumpet; Allan Dean, trumpet; Jack Holland, trumpet; Gordon Emerson, timpani; Charles Krigbaum, Conductor & organ; Kirkpatrick Chapel Choir; David Drinkwater, Conductor

Richard Donovan's Mass, commissioned by a group of Prof. Chauncey Tinker's friends in his honor, was written in 1955 and was first performed in Christ Church, New Haven, Conn., in that year. Although it is written for male chorus, accompanied by organ, three trumpets and timpani, it can be sung by other combinations with the instrumental parts incorporated in the organ part. The Magnificat, composed in 1961, was commissioned by the Yale Divinity School Choir, Charles Krigbaum, director. It was first performed that same year at Marquand Chapel.

Antiphon and Chorale For Organ (1955) was written for, and first performed at, the University of Redlands series of concerts featuring American organ music, 1956.

About A Brief Mass, Robert Moevs writes:
"A Brief Mass, for choir, organ, vibraphone, guitar and double bass, was written in conjunction with a paper presented at the National Meeting of the Catholic Commission on Intellectual and Cultural Affairs held at Rutgers in May, 1969, on the subject 'Music and the Liturgy.' In the paper I maintain that with the emergence of a new international contemporary style, still called the 'avant- garde,' the current aggiornamento of the Church should include the solicitation of music from the best practitioners of this style, for liturgical purposes. A Brief Mass tries to show how this could be done.

This title, originally issued on the CRI label, is now available as a burn-on-demand CD (CD-R) or download in MP3/320, FLAC or WAV formats. CD-Rs come in a protective sleeve; no print booklet or jewel case included. Full liner notes are accessible via the link above.

Various Artists

Richard Donovan & Robert Moevs: Choral Works

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CD-Rs come in a protective sleeve; no print booklet or jewel case included.


Track Listing

Mass: I. Kyrie
Richard Donovan
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Mass: II. Gloria
Richard Donovan
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Mass: III. Credo
Richard Donovan
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Mass: IV. Sanctus
Richard Donovan
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Mass: V. Agnus Dei
Richard Donovan
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Magnificat
Richard Donovan
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A Brief Mass: I. Kyrie
Robert Moevs
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A Brief Mass: II. Gloria
Robert Moevs
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A Brief Mass: III. Credo
Robert Moevs
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A Brief Mass: IV. Sanctus
Robert Moevs
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A Brief Mass: V. Doxology
Robert Moevs
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A Brief Mass: VI. Agnus Dei
Robert Moevs
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Antiphon and Chorale
Richard Donovan
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