"Missa in Subobscurus", composition by Philippe Mazé for four mixed voices a cappella:
This mass with the somewhat strange title "Missa in Subobscurus" means "in chiaroscuro", that is to say in contrast, like each of our lives...
It has a double dedication; one for my lifelong friend Daniel Roth, the other for Bertrand, my wife's cousin, who also meant a lot to me, who died tragically.
I wrote this mass by voluntarily including all the parameters of the liturgy; numerical symbols (3 Kyrie, 3 Christe, 3 Kyrie, etc...), by respecting almost a homorhythm to support the comprehension of the text and in order to correspond thus to the rules in force, without "chattering" unnecessarily, but always in an expressive way and with the service of the text and its contents.
This Missa in Subobscurus, although complete, remains brief.
May this work find its place both in a service and in a concert.
For choir of 4 mixed voices, a cappella (SATB).