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]

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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It is customary to do all the harmonies to Gloria in excelsis Deo on your own, in the kitchen, while wrestling with a turkey at 6am on December 25"
Other highlights were the jazzy French-inspired Suite de Noel and the Louisiana twist given to Gloria in Excelsis Deo, which had everyone's feet stomping.
This past summer, it featured a rare production of Partenope and the world premiere of a recently discovered work by Handel, Gloria in excelsis Deo, for soprano, two violins and basso continuo.