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10 minutes ago, Some Guy That writes Music said:

Angus Dei = Lord have mercy

Qui tollis peccata mundi = who takes away the sins of the world 

Miserere nobis = have mercy upon us

Dona nobis pacem = grant us peace

 

Thank you :)

Actually, I made a prayer too, you can check it out, its on this forum.

I'd like to hear an opinion from another composer that like choirs and knows how to write for them.

You'd probably have some advice to give me there.

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You develop the piece nicely as voices enter and leave, piling up or singing lonely. However, I am not sure it is wise to have explicit strong dynamics (from pianissimo to fortissimo!) when you heavily use the number of active voices, which has also an effect on perceived dynamics. Also, I am just curious why you chose D flat Major for a piece for choir? I would totally understand it in certain brass pieces for transposing instruments, but for vocals, it would probably be easier for the singers to transpose a semitone up to D Major. Finally, it is an interesting idea to let the piece end with a very silent plea for peace. Effective.

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25 minutes ago, Willibald said:

Also, I am just curious why you chose D flat Major for a piece for choir? I would totally understand it in certain brass pieces for transposing instruments, but for vocals, it would probably be easier for the singers to transpose a semitone up to D Major.

When I planned the piece in my head I had the idea of the sopranos being some angels at times, and the basses to like baritones. This key seemed to be just nicely in the middle of each once I finished it.

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