Missa Caiensis, op.93
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The Kyrie, Sanctus and Agnus Dei of a Mass for the Cambridge College, Gonville and Caius, were ready in time for a celebration marking, in 1993, the 600th anniversary of the Papal Bull licensing the College Chapel for worship.  The longer, more demanding sections, Gloria and Credo, though begun at the same time, were only completed early in 2001.  The title, Missa Caiensis, commemorates the College's second founder John Caius (by whose name the institution is always colloquially known).  For me, as a practising Nietzschean, God is certainly dead;  but I love the living liturgy, the buildings and occasions that embody it, the long and glorious traditions of musical setting, and believe in these well enough. 

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