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Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass choir
Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass soloists
2 flutes
2 oboes
2 clarinets
2 bassoons
double bassoon
4 horns
2 trumpets
3 trombones


The text of the Mass is divided into 5 movements:
Agnus Dei

This Text arranged so as to be studied by the Members of the Oratorio Society


Kyrie eleison!
Christe eleison!
Lord, have mercy upon us!
Christ have mercy upon us!


Gloria in excelsis Deo, et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis. Glory be to God on high, and peace on earth to men of good will.
Laudamus te, benedicimus te, adoramus te, glorificamus te. We praise Thee, we bless Thee, We adore Thee, we glorify Thee
Gratias agimus tibi propter magnam gloriam tuam. We give Thee thanks for Thy great glory.
Domine Deus, Rex cælestis!
Deus Pater omnipotens!
domine, Fili unigenite, Jesu Christe!
O Lord God! O heavenly King!
O God, the Father Almighty!
O Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotton Son!
Domine Deus! Agnus Dei! Filius Patris!O Lord God! Lamb of God! Son of the Father!
Qui tollis peccata mundi! miserere nobis; suscipe depracationem nostram.O Thou, who takest away the sins of the world! have mercy upon us; receive our prayer.
Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris, miserere nobis.O Thou, who sittest at the right hand of the Father! have mercy on us.
Quoniam tu solus sanctus, tu solus Dominus, tu solus altissimus, Jesu Christe! cum Sancto Spiritu in gloria Dei Patris, Amen.For Thou alone art holy, Thou alone art Lord, Thous alone art most high, O jesus Christ! together with the Holy Ghost, in the glory of God the Father, Amen.


Credo in unum Deum, patrem omnipotentem, factorem cæli et terræ visibilium omnium et invisibilium.I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.
Credo in unum Dominum Jesum Christum,I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
Filium Dei unigenitum; et ex Patre natum ante omnia sæcula.the only-begotten Son of God; and born of the Father before all ages.
Deum de Deo, Lumen de Lumine:God of Gods, Light of Light,
Deum verum de Deo vero;true God of true God;
Genitum, non factum; consubstantialem Patri, per quem omnia facta sunt;begotten, not made; consubstantial to the Father, by Whom all things were made;
Qui propter nos homines, et propter nostram salutem, descendit de cælis,Who for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven,
et incarnatus est de Spiritu Sancto ex maria Virgine, et homo factus est.and became incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, and was made man.
Crucifixus etiam pro nobis; sub Pontio Pilato passus et sepultus est,He was crucified also forus; suffered under Pontius Pilate and was buried,
Et resurrexit tertia die, secundum Scripturas.And the third day He arose again according to the Scriptures.
Et ascendit in cælum, sedet ad dexteram Patris.And ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of the Father.
Et iterum venturus est cum gloria judicare vivos et mortuos; cujus regni non erit finis.And He is to come again, with glory, to judge both the living and the dead; of whose kingdom there shall be no end.
Credo in Spiritum Sanctum, Dominum et vivificantem,I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of life,
qui ex Patre Filioque procedit; qui cum Patre et Filio simul adoratur et conglorificatur; qui locutus est per prophetas.Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son; Who, together with the Father and the Son, is adored and glorified; Who spoke by the prophets.
Credo in unam sanctam Catholicam et Apostolicam Ecclesiam.I believe in one holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.
Confiteor unum Baptisma in remissionem peccatorum.I confess one baptism for the remission of sins.
Et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum, et vitam venturi sæculi. Amen.And I expect the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.


Sanctus Dominus Deus Sabaoth.Holy is the Lord God Sabaoth.
Pleni sunt cæli et terra gloria tua.Heaven and earth are fully of Thy Glory.
Osanna in excelsis!Hosanna in the highest!
Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini!Blessed is he who cometh in the name of the Lord!
Osanna in excelsis!Hosanna in the highest!

Agnus Dei

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis, dona nobis pacem.O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us, grant us peace.

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