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Sanctus and  Agnus by  Bernard Hughes

Sanctus

from the Missa Sancti Michaelis by Bernard Hughes

(sung by the dwsChorale with strings and oboe accompaniment)


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Agnus Dei

from the Missa Sancti Michaelis by Bernard Hughes

(sung by the dwsChorale - unaccompanied voices)


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I became acquainted with the beautiful mass "Missa Sancti Michaelis" by Bernard Hughes this summer (2006) when I sang in some weekend services with the Bridgeman Singers in Norwich Cathedral. I was particularly impressed with the effectiveness of the Agnus Dei, which transfigured the scene for me as we sang it whilst the congregation came up to take their Communion.

As soon as I could after that, I ordered the score for myself and proceeded to record my own one-man choir interpretation. Bernard has approved my interpretation and is happy for me to place it on my site; thanks Bernard!


I then also recorded the Sanctus (which includes the Benedictus), using the version with the exquisite strings and oboe accompaniment (on Edirol). The dynamics are interpreted fairly literally from the score, so, if you listen on high quality headphones or hi-fi speakers, you will get the full effect of this lovely piece.


Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus, Domine Deus Sabaoth;

pleni sunt coeli et terra gloria tua.


Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini.


Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts;

Heaven and earth are full of Your glory.

Hosanna in excelsis

Hosanna in the highest.


Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord



Agnus Dei qui tollis peccata mundi

Miserere nobis

Agnus Dei qui tollis peccata mundi

Dona nobis pacem


Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world

Have mercy on us

Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world

Give us peace






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