Date of Graduation
Master of Music
choir, brass, mass, Missa Brevis, choir music
Missa Brevis is a twenty-minute composition for mixed choir, horn, trumpet, and trombone. Because the piece is a “short mass,” it consists of only four movements, leaving out the Credo. It is composed more concisely than a general mass. The Mass is centered on the note E, and each movement is based on a different scale. The inspiration for this work came from composers of various historical periods and geographical regions. Elements of traditional South Korean music, as well as Neoclassical music elements similar to those found in the music of Paul Hindemith and Igor Stravinsky are incorporated throughout this music.
© Eunwha Kang
Kang, Eunwha, "Missa Brevis" (2020). MSU Graduate Theses. 3577.