Roger Dean Publishing
45/1162R, Choral Score, SATB divisi, quartet with opt. orchestra, $8.00
Date released: 2009
Mark Hayes’ unique and distinctive blending of contemporary rhythms and harmonies with more traditional elements is a hallmark of his style, and one of the many qualities that has endeared his choral music to singers of all levels and genres. With this three-movement Gloria for SATB “divisi” choir, solo quartet, and orchestra, Hayes has made yet another important contribution to the serious concert repertoire, and added to the already published Magnificat. The chamber orchestra accompaniment is an exceptional complement to the choral writing while also allowing for a more accessible performance option, and the full orchestral version makes a first-rate concert showpiece worthy of all fine choirs and orchestras.