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Piece of the week (w/c 5th January)

Dvorak’s Mass in D is the first pick of the new year on the grounds that we are going to perform this mass (or most of it anyway) as our major piece in choir.

We are going to start with the rousing Gloria this Tuesday:

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Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904) is a Czech composer whose most famous piece is his Symphony from the New World, in particular the slow movement, which has featured in Classic FM charts as well as a Hovis advert that first appeared in the 70s. His lyrical Romanticism is infused by the rhythms and modal harmonies of the folk music from his native Bohemia (now part of the Czech Republic).