The Proclamation: Gloria in Excelsis Deo is the opening movement of Karl Jenkins' popular Gloria arranged for mixed voices and piano. Gloria is a large-scale festival piece commissioned by the Really Big Chorus for performance at London's Royal Albert Hall.
Cast in five movements, 'Gloria' sets the traditional Latin text 'Gloria in excelsis Deo' and incorporates a setting of Psalm 150 in alternative Hebrew or Latin texts. Between the movements, readings from Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism and Islam are given, in English or any language of choice. 'Gloria' follows 'Te Deum', 'Stabat Mater' and 'Requiem', from the composer of 'Adiemus' and 'The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace'. The complete vocal score of Gloria is available as BH12083.