Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   Jim Papoulis
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Boosey & Hawkes
Edition:   48005168
Voicing:   TBB
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Martha Coventry Graber
St. Paul Central High School 2007
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

Liberatum combines a flowing Latin motet style with a primitive musical expression. It uses Latin text, nonsense syllables and English to convey an urgent cry for freedom. While this piece is not specifically a “multi-cultural” song, Jim Papoulis uses a palate of rhythms, sounds and tonality that transcends the globe. It is very sectional, beginning very lyrically and ends with huge intensity. High tenor solo.