Ite Missa Est Alleluia Alleluia

Ite Missa Est Alleluia Alleluia

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Lyrical and evocative

Nice work on this, Wede. I recommend transposing this down one or two whole steps. Seems quite high for the sopranos. Would love to hear it layered with male voices. Are you going to develop this more?

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com

Thanks Richard

Hello Richard.

Thanks for the feedback and thanks as always for everything.

I COMPLETELY agree that it is high! The thing is, I kind of wrote it for male trebles, boy sopranos perhaps (I mean for REALLY high soprano singers). You probably noticed that me and my friend sang it at a lower key! When we sang it, I said I was not prepared to sing it at the pitch it is written in (ha ha) :-) even though SHE was not averse to the idea of going ahead at that pitch at all.

There is a resource here on male treble voice range: http://www.leedberg.com/voice/pages/male.html and I know they can do it quite easily. Which would probably lead to another point that I'll go ahead and address: YES, I probably SHOULD have set it to Boy Soprano rather than generic Soprano however I know that some sopranos can reach that pitch so I decided to make it as accessible to everyone in that general range who would like to give it a go by labelling it, generically, Soprano. One more point on this: whenever I send it to people, I do add a note saying that they can sing it at a lower pitch if they wish. :-) :-)

On the question of further developing it, I am not sure if I will be adding anything else because it is a refrain, one of the ones which are used at the end of the Mass during the Easter season to which the response is "Deo Gratias, Alleluia, Alleluia" - although the congregation's response is not written in to the composition as it is (also, I said Easter because of the two "Alleluias" at the end but the same greeting can be used at any other time of the Liturgical year but without the word "Alleluia"). Therefore, I kept it this way so it can easily be used at the end of Mass.

Thank you!

Regards,

Wede

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