Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Mark Patterson
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   BriLee Music
Edition:   BL620
Voicing:   SSA
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Aaron J. Carpenter
Land of Lakes Choirboys 2011
R&R Chair Children & Youth

Patterson’s setting of these two traditional Latin texts helps your choir capture their audience’s attention. Jubilate Deo (opt. a cappella) is an exciting, energetic fanfare with music that captures the meaning of the text. Ubi Caritas (opt. a cappella) compliments the opening fanfare with a gentle, flowing line. The alto begins with a simple melodic line followed by a steady second soprano line that centers the choir. Finally, the first soprano enters with a beautiful line that, even without words, one would know what was being sung. There are some simple yet manageable and rewarding dissonances in this arrangement.