Missa Brevis Boreal was published by Dr. Matthew Emery at the age of 24. He is perhaps the youngest composer in Consort’s repertoire and a Canadian composer, fitting for today because it is Canada Day, the national day of Canada. As stated in our 2015 program, “His writing contains a maturity beyond his years that has already caught the attention of conductors throughout the North American continent.”
Kyrie Kyrie, eleison. Christe, eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Sanctus Sanctus, Dominus Deus Sabaoth: Pleni sunt caeli et terra gloria tua. Hosanna in excelsis. Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini: Hosanna in excelsis.
Holy, Lord God of Hosts. Heaven and earth are full of Thy glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.
Agnus Dei Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis. Dona nobis pacem. Amen.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Grant us peace. Amen.