Category:   MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer:   Claren D. Wilson
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Carl Fischer
Edition:   CM9400
Voicing:   3-Part Mixed
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Reid Larsen
Cottage Grove Middle School
R&R Chair Middle Level & Jr High
reid.larsen@gmail.com

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.