Origin of Kyrie eleison
Examples from the Web for kyrie
Maria Nuova, and the "Kyrie Eleison" was chaunted a hundred times.Walks in Rome|Augustus J.C. Hare
The Kyrie was coldly given, the alto and bass, in the soli parts, being hardly strung up to tune.
I would you could see his face, Kyrie, it is that of Judas Iscariot.The Bible in Spain|George Borrow
The Kyrie and Gloria, known among the Lutheran musicians as the “short mass,” were frequently employed.Music in the History of the Western Church|Edward Dickinson
The solo voices and choruses generally alternate in the Kyrie.Life Of Mozart, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Otto Jahn