Sara Kirkland Snider ~ Composer of Music

Choral/Vocal Ensemble

Mass for the Endangered

Mass for the Endangered is streamable at 13:20 here.

(2018) Duration: 38′

for fl, ob, clar (B-flat), bsn—perc (1)—harp—pno—SATB chorus—vlns (2), vla, vc, cb.

Text by Nathaniel Bellows and the traditional Latin.

Commissioned by: Trinity Wall Street
World Premiere: The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and NOVUS NY, St. Paul’s Chapel, NY, NY, April 26, 2018

Program Note:

Commissioned by Trinity Wall Street as part of their “Mass Re-Imaginings” Project, Mass for the Endangered is a hymn for the voiceless and the discounted, a requiem for the not-yet-gone. Using original text by writer, visual artist, and musician, Nathaniel Bellows, in combination with the traditional Latin, Mass for the Endangered embodies a prayer for endangered animals and the environments in which they live. Written for SATB choir and twelve instruments, the five-movement piece appeals for parity, compassion, and protection, from a mindset—a malignance or apathy—that threatens to destroy the planet we all are meant to share.

  1. Kyrie
  2. Gloria
  3. Credo
  4. Sanctus/Benedictus
  5. Agnus Dei

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