missa brevis for the virgin of guadalupe / by Scott Ordway

John Corrie and the Bates College Choir commissioned a new version of my 2010 Missa Brevis for the Virgin of Guadalupe. They gave two beautiful performances of the new version this past weekend at the Olin Arts Center in Lewiston, Maine.

It was paired with Haydn's "Lord Nelson" Mass (1798), one of the great masterworks in the concert mass repertoire and a longtime favorite piece of mine. There are many fantastic recordings out there, but I think Trevor Pinnock's 1987 performance with the English Concert (including Felicity Lott's stunning soprano solo) is a standout. Listen here.