The kyrie is a grand, lovingly elaborated movement, a solemn Adagio, followed by a serious sustained Allegro.
The kyrie in the new Mass only with wind instruments and organ.
Maria Nuova, and the "kyrie Eleison" was chaunted a hundred times.
The kyrie is of great length; its score occupies forty-six pages in the Bach Gesellschaft edition.
The kyrie is preceded by the Introitus, beginning with a prayer for the departed.
A child after saying the trisagio said by way of protest: “I am tired of saying kirileson (kyrie eleyson).”
On arranging his musical matters there, he missed the score of the first movement (kyrie) of his grand Mass.
The kyrie is immediately followed by the singing by the choir of the Gloria in excelsis Deo.
"kyrie eleison," repeated the throng in that murmur which runs over all heads, like the waves of a troubled sea.
Get from Schlemmer what remains of the kyrie:—show him the postscript and herewith satis.
early 13c., Greek liturgical formula, adopted untranslated into the Latin mass, literally "lord have mercy" (Ps. cxxii:3, Matt. xv:22, xvii:15, etc.). From kyrie, vocative of kyrios "lord, master" (see church) + eleeson, aorist imperative of eleo "I have pity on, show mercy to," from eleos "pity, mercy" (see alms).