Gloria in Excelsis Deo

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Gloria in Excelsis Deo

(ˈɡlɔːrɪə ɪn ɛkˈsɛlsɪs ˈdeɪəʊ; ˈɡlɔːrɪˌɑː; ɛksˈtʃɛlsɪs)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the Greater Doxology, beginning in Latin with these words. See doxology
2. (Music, other) a musical setting of this, usually incorporated into the Ordinary of the Mass
Often shortened to: Gloria
[literally: glory to God in the highest]
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Glo•ri•a in Ex•cel•sis De•o

(ˈglɔr i ə ɪn ɛkˈsɛl sɪs ˈdeɪ oʊ, ˈgloʊr-)
n.
the hymn beginning “Glory in the highest to God.”
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References in periodicals archive ?
Bach's Christmas cantata, BWV 191, "Gloria in excelsis Deo"; the music will be familiar to many listeners, as Bach also used it as the Gloria in his B-minor Mass.
The Oregon Mozart Players will join the choir to do movements one and three from Bach's Cantata BWV 191. In addition, the choir will sing, and the Dance Theatre of Oregon will dance, Fred Waring's `` 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.''