Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Giovanni Pergolesi
Arranger:   Michael Burkhardt, Ed.
Publisher:   Morningstar Music
Edition:   MSM-50-1450
Voicing:   Two Part
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Linda Berger
Medicine Lake 1995
R&R Chair Children & Youth

This octavo is an arrangement of the “Inflammatus et accensus” from Stabat Mater for two equal voices and accompaniment. The tessitura of the relatively simple vocal lines encourages young singers to use a vibrant, ringing head tone, while the accompaniment adds rhythmic drive and vitality. Two flutes or violins add marvelous color to this piece, but the keyboard part can stand alone if necessary. Glory to God can be done very effectively with a large choir and a smaller group to sing the repeated passages and an “echo. ”