The Quality Of Mercy

The story of the history and meaning of Kyrie Eleison.

Told through the voices of music historians, biographers and most importantly, ordinary people who talk about the meaning of that moment in the mass and what they feel mercy means to them.

Composer and choral conductor Paul Spicer talks us through the musical evolution and we also find out the church history of Kyrie Eleison through the letters of a fourth century nun, Egeria.

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The story of the history and meaning of Kyrie Eleison.

Told through the voices of music historians, biographers and most importantly, ordinary people who talk about the meaning of that moment in the mass and what they feel mercy means to them.

Composer and choral conductor Paul Spicer talks us through the musical evolution and we also find out the church history of Kyrie Eleison through the letters of a fourth century nun, Egeria.