Ubi Caritas : for SATB Choir with divisi
by Paul Stanhope (2012)
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Performance by Sydney Chamber Choir, Paul Stanhope from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 67.
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Ubi Caritas, commissioned by Graeme Morton and the
Brisbane Chamber Choir, was written with both liturgical and
concert performances in mind, and for this reason I sought a text
that could work both in a specific church-based context and also
strive for more universal themes. I essentially view it as an
exhortation for unity through shared love and respect.
Although there are small references to a plainchant melody (more famously used by Maurice Duruflé in his own Ubi Caritas) the musical style is largely homophonic, although with considerable interplay between voices. Dance-like verses and more contemplative sections are punctuated by a refrain which gradually begins to dissolve into free echo sections as the piece progresses.
Instrumentation: SATB Choir with divisi and small solo parts.
Duration: 5 min.
Difficulty: Medium — Cathedral choir standard or high standard amateur choir
Work revised 2015
- In the form/style of: Spiritual and Sacred Music
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