“Prelude and Gloria” is an 8+/- minute piece for wind ensemble that represents several manifestations of positive human emotion. Beginning with a slow chorale texture that expands into an overwhelming tutti, the “Prelude” then quickly fades off into the “Gloria” section, a dance in 7/8 time that features melodic material from five different “Gloria” incipits used to introduce that section of the Mass Ordinary from Renaissance choral settings. Every section of the ensemble is featured at some point, but if you have an exceptional horn section, this is a piece to showcase them. Suitable for advanced high school and intermediate collegiate ensembles. The composer is willing to re-orchestrate this piece for slightly more conventional instrumentation if desired…contact for more details and pricing.