tersanctus


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tersanctus

(tɜːˈsæŋktəs)
n
(Christian Churches, other) Christianity a song of the early church hailing God as holy three times
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It begins by presenting the Tersanctus (heilig, holy) in the form of a mysterious atmosphere created by a combination of extreme dynamics from pianissimo to fortissimo, and harmonic extremes with chromatic modulations oscillating between major and minor modes and moving in a startling manner from sharp to flat key areas: E major-C-sharp major-D major-B major-F-sharp major-G major-F minor-B major.