• Gloria in excelsis Deo, BWV 191. Gloria in excelsis Deo (Glory to God in the Highest), BWV 191, is a church cantata written by the German Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach, and the only one of his church cantatas set to a Latin text.

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    Secondly, what does In Excelsis mean? Excelsis comes from Gloria in excelsis Deo, the first verse of an ancient Catholic hymn. It means Glory to God up above (literally, in the heights).

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    Who wrote the Gloria?

    Morrison said he wrote Gloria while he performed with the Monarchs in Germany in the summer of 1963, at just about the time he turned 18 years old.

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