In Nomine

Kurt Mortensen

About this work:
In England during the Renaissance, the composer John Taverner (ca.1490-1545) wrote his Missa Gloria Tibi Trinitas which was the catalyst for the composition of a group of instrumental works by numerous composers with the universal title In Nomine. Taverner’s mass was based on the Sarum chant Gloria Tibi Trinitas, but this new composition itself became the foundation of other music as well. In the Sanctus and Benedictus section of this Mass, the melody used during the setting of the words "In Nomine" became the basis (or cantus firmus) for these new instrumental pieces. Taverner was the first to conceive of this idea and soon after for some unknown reason many of his fellow composers began writing their own In Nomines for solo keyboard or viol consort. Essentially, an In Nomine is a piece which utilizes the one section from the Gloria Tibi Trinitas mass as a cantus firmus which is itself based on another cantus firmus. The present work is an extension of this tradition, only scored for orchestra. more information available at:
Year composed: 2000
Duration: 00:11:00
Ensemble type: Orchestra:Standard Orchestra
Instrumentation: 2 Flute, 2 Oboe, 2 Clarinet, 2 Bassoon, 4 Horn in F, 2 Trumpet, 2 Trombone, 1 Tuba, 1 Timpani, 2 Percussion (General), 2 Vibraphone, 1 Strings (General)
Instrumentation notes: flute 2 doubles piccolo percussion 1 (tubular bells & vibraphone - hard mallets & bow) percussion 2 (suspended cymbal - soft yarn mallets & vibraphone - hard mallets & bow)
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