It is customary to do all the harmonies to Gloria in excelsis
Deo on your own, in the kitchen, while wrestling with a turkey at 6am on December 25"
A most solemn Mass was sung, with the trombe playing a few times [sometimes] in the Gloria in excelsis and the Credo.
These are principally the tutti passages in the opening |Gloria, gloria in excelsis Deo' (bars 10-11, 20-21), at the |Gratias agimus tibi' (bars 122-8), at |tu solus Altissimus, Jesu Christe' (bars 265-8) and |Cum Sancto Spiritti (bars 269-72), and finally, in the chordal statements of |in gloria, gloria Dei Patris.
As with the paired trumpets, the trombones or violas might have played in the tutti passages at |Gloria, gloria in excelsis Deo' (bars 10-11, 20-21, 26-33), |Gratias agimus tibi' (bars 122-8), |tu solus Altissimus, Jesu Christe' (bars 265-8), and |Cum Sancto Spiritu' (bars 269-72) and the chordal statements of |in gloria, gloria Dei Patris.
Bach not only borrowed from cantatas to compose the Gloria but also later refashioned the first two movements of the Gloria, its central "Domine Deus," and the final "Cum sancto Spirito" into Cantata 191, Gloria in excelsis
5pm Choral Evensong, Introit: Gloria in Excelsis
- Weelkes, Responses - Tomkins, Weelkes for 'trebles', When David heard - Tomkins.
Perhaps the most demanding was the writing of viable congregational song for extended prose texts such as the Gloria in Excelsis and the Te Deum--texts that were inherently resistant to melodic formulae.
The melodic line used certain rhythmic figures later to be found in the Gloria in Excelsis of Setting One.
This includes the possibility of substituting a concerted or polyphonic choral setting (historic or contemporary) for a designated congregational item in the rite, such as the Gloria in excelsis.
The option of hymnic, classic, or contemporary choral settings of the Ordinary of the Mass (Kyrie, Gloria in excelsis, Sanctus, Agnus Dei) has largely been ignored.
The concept of lay leadership also suggests the assignment of musical leadership to a cantor in the Eucharist as assisting minister at the organ or in directing the choir or in singing such chants as the Kyrie or the intonation of the Gloria in excelsis.