- 1A Christian liturgical hymn or formula beginning (in the Latin text) with Gloria, in particular.More example sentences
- Sometimes the entire congregation sang the Gloria, sometimes a choir or soloists.
- They sang the Gloria in Excelsis antiphonally, dividing the lines between high and low voices.
- Thus, the reader should say the antiphon, followed by the canticle, then the Gloria Patri, and then the antiphon again.
- 1.1The hymn beginning Gloria in excelsis Deo (Glory be to God in the highest), forming a set part of the Mass.More example sentences
- At midnight mass we blasted out the Kyries, Glorias and Sanctus’, sometimes in three-part harmony.
- All four have six sections: they open with a choral Kyrie and continue with a Gloria in which three solo arias are framed by two choruses with full choir and instrumental complement.
- When the Ministers have said the Gloria at the altar, they go to sit in the sanctuary until the choir has finished singing.
- 1.2A musical setting of this: Vivaldi’s GloriaMore example sentences
- The overall feel of the Gloria is joyful, echoed by overwhelming preference of major tonalities over minor in this setting.
- It includes mass movements (all Glorias or Credos), motets, and a variety of secular songs in French and Italian.
- 1.3The doxology beginning Gloria Patris (Glory be to the Father), used after psalms and in formal prayer (e.g., in the rosary).More example sentences
- If it is to be said, the Gloria</en> now follows: Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth.
- In fact, after the priest silently said the Gloria or Credo he would sit down until the music was finished.
Middle English: Latin, 'glory'.
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