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Author Archives: Glenn McClure

Later Winter/Early Spring and the “Sanctus”

The long, frigid winter won’t give in to our expectations of sunshine and new growth. No matter how much we complain on Facebook or try to melt the snow with shear force of will, we are not in charge. The slow process of the earth waking from its ongoing, icy dreams will unfold as it…

Concert Announcement

Missa Kreyo?l d’Hai?ti et du Que?bec Saison 2014-2015 Titres et descriptions Sous la direction de Tiphaine Legrand, le Chœur classique de l’Outaouais vous invite a? venir ce?le?brer Noe?l avec une cre?ation tout a? fait originale : la Missa Kreyo?l (messe cre?ole). Compose?e par Glenn McClure, elle est un hommage a? la culture et a? la…

Texts from Quebec saints and Haitian saints

As for Quebec saints, I can give the list to the Choir.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_catholic_saints_of_canada The Canadian Martyrs also known as the North American Martyrs were eight Jesuit missionaries from Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, who were martyred in the mid-17th century in Canada and upstate New York. They comprised the six priests and two companions missioning to the Huron during colonial days of New…

Suggestions for additional text!

Chers choristes, Je vous ai parlé mardi dernier de la demande de Glenn McClure qui souhaite votre participation à l’élaboration de la Missa Kreyol. Glenn mentionne qu’il a déjà inclut des citations de saints au milieu du texte liturgique des messes qu’il a créées. À titre d’exemple, la Messe des Caraïbes comprend plusieurs extraits de…

Sanctus

Karl-Henry said that one of the unique musical expressions of Haitians in Montreal was the mixture of konpa with gospel. So, I want to use the Sanctus text to illustrate this wonderful combination. Since the Sanctus falls before the Agnus Dei and Benedictus, this movement needs to be slow and gentle. This will set up…