Gloria   Gloria 
(Ambrosian chant, Mode 4)
As chanted by the Benedictine Monks of Solesmes, France [see, www.solesmes.com].
Discipline Western (Roman Catholic)
Language Latin
Liturgical function Chanted during the Mass
Notational type Square-neume notation on four-line staff.
Mode IV (Hypophrygian), i.e., the reciting tone is on la of the modal scale, and the final tone is on mi.
Origin of the chant text From the Eastern Church, and of very ancient origin (1st to 3rd century). Based in part on Luke 2:14.
Origin of the melody Ambrosian rite; circa 12th century.

Literal translation in English 

Glory in the highest to God. And on earth peace
to men of good will. We praise you. We bless you.
We adore you. We glorify you. Thanks give we
to you for your great glory. Lord
God, celestial King, God Father almighty. Lord
only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ. Lord
God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father. Who takes away the sins
of the world, have mercy on us. Who takes away the sins
of the world, hear our prayers. Who
sits on the right of the Father, have mercy on us. Because
you alone are holy. You alone are Lord. You alone are
Most High, Jesus Christ. With the Holy Spirit
in the glory of God the Father. Amen.


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