Thesis Title

Missa Brevis

Date of Graduation

Fall 2020

Degree

Master of Music

Department

Music

Committee Chair

Michael Murray

Keywords

choir, brass, mass, Missa Brevis, choir music

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Composition

Abstract

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.

Copyright

© Eunwha Kang

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