This week we continued working on the Gloria – starting from P19.
On P20, take out a crotchet in the last bar to allow for a breath.
Do the same in bar 137 on P21.
This should allow us to sustain the last note in bar 141.
On P22 the music changes briefly to a majestic Andante in 3/4 time. Make sure all your ‘s’ sounds are as soft as possible and come at the last possible moment.
From P23 bar 164, we have the ‘obligatory fugue’. Sam commented that all masses have a fugue in the Gloria section! We eventually sang through the entire fugue – Sam felt we had made a good start – but we will revisit it again next week, along with the Agnus Dei.