Taken from the famous “Gloria In Excelsis Deo,” the declaration of angels in the Christmas story, this energetic 2-part piece is sure to become a favorite. It is written in D minor, and the lyrics are in Latin (Gloria in Excelsis Deo, Alleluia). This light introduction to singing in Latin provides an excellent backdrop for discussing Medieval and Renaissance music and the importance of Liturgical music in the history of music. It is suitable for any occasion but particularly for Christmas. The bundle includes a soundtrack and a full score for piano and voice. The preview recording is a live performance by the Columbia County Elementary Honor Choir. Permission is granted to the individual purchaser to make copies as needed for rehearsals and performances for one ensemble for one school year.