Category: MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer: Claren D. Wilson
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Voicing: 3-Part Mixed
Cottage Grove Middle School
R&R Chair Middle Level & Jr High
Wilson’s “Gloria Jubilate” is a fresh take on a well-trodden text, set to Latin American-inspired rhythms. Furthermore, a major strength of this piece is the part writing. Often, young singers get bogged down in homophonic part writing. Wilson gives each voice a strong line, giving the sense of three concurrent melodies. Syncopation, articulation, word stress, and dynamic contrast are all concepts to be addressed.