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overlapping accelerandos set against
antiphonal brass climaxed by strings
in their highest registers hysterical
repeated sounds that reveal gradual
diminuendos at odds with screams
dissolving into eulogy interspersed
with tolling chimes the recapitulated
Domine Deus noster, Misere nobis
sounding a cappella in a choral round
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