Argento has crafted a five-movement suite from his 1964 opera The Masque of Angels. Designed as a mini choral drama, it includes a Processional for the angels; the well-known Gloria; the colorful Arrival of the Archangels; a majestic Sanctus; and a joyful Recessional. Best for larger ensembles, this suite is a showcase for magnificent choral sound. Orchestra parts are available on rental.
Instrumentation: 2 oboes (2nd doubling english horn), bassoon, 2 trumpets in Bb, trombone, 2 Violas, Cello, harp, percussion (cymbals, triangle, suspendes cymbal, bells/chimes, Glockenspiel, tambourine, sleigh bells)