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An excerpt from Viva's 12/14/2014 performance of Mark Hayes "Gloria"
GLORIA concert playbill
Randol Bass A Savior is Born –– The nativity story in narration, song and colorful orchestration.
Ruggieri Gloria –– Burnished Baroque splendor. You'll recognize this piece even if you don't know it! Vivaldi copied it for his Gloria but Ruggieri is more musically adventuresome!
Hal Hopson Come Ye Faithful –– Charming settings of Christmas carols for the audience to sing along.
Richard Nance A Child my Choice–– An irresistible contemporary-romantic setting of Robert Southwell’s (16th century) tender poem, featuring glorious tenor solo.
Stanley Hoffman Haneirot Halalu, Land of Crystal Dreams, & Mi Y’Maleil –– Hanukah pieces with musical chutzpah bookend a quiet song of wintry reflectiveness.
Mark Hayes Gloria –– The composer says: “I love writing music that is dramatic, music that grabs you and takes your breath away, that keeps you on the edge of your seat, music that you experience deep in your soul.”