offertory

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the offerings of the congregation at a religious service

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We move on to discuss a famously hairy passage for exposed cellos rising up through the registers in unison at the beginning of the Offertorio in the Verdi.
But there is also searching writing for the soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor and bass soloists, such as the "Pie Jesu" which ends the human suffering-depicting fresco which is the Lacrymosa, the cruelly exposing duet in octaves for soprano and mezzo at the beginning of the Agnus Dei, and the equally cruel exposure of orchestral cellos at the beginning of the Offertorio.