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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Gloria begins with the joyful "Gloria in excelsis Deo" it continues with the more restrained "Et in terra pax hominibus".
The Gloria in D Major's first movement is unmistakably Vivaldi, with its joyous, energetic lyrics consisting solely of "Gloria in excelsis Deo." It is followed by the gentler, more sober second movement, which translates to "And on Earth, Peace."
During set changes, Christmas carols are played, including some of the most famous: "O Holy Night,'' "O Come, All Ye Faithful,'' "The Little Drummer Boy,'' and "Gloria in Excelsis Deo.''
* Gloria in Excelsis Deo! Celebrating the Birth of Jesus, carols arranged for the solo pianist by Charlie Miller.