for SSAATB and piano. Duration: approx. 3’40”

Program Notes:

Commissioned by the Lakeland Conference High School Honors Choir, Gaudete Omnes is a spirited anthem based on the Advent text originally made famous by Renaissance composer Jan Sweelinck. This setting builds on the polyphonic ideas originally used by Sweelinck, but contemporary harmonic and rhythmic motion in the piano add to the jubilation described in the text. A perfect closer to a winter/holiday concert for an advanced High School or undergraduate mixed chorus.

Gaudete omnes, et laetamini,
quia ecce, desideratus advenit.
Introite in conspectu eius in exultatione.
Scitote quoniam ipse est expectatio nostra.
Rejoice and be glad, all of you
for behold he for whom you longed comes.
Enter into his presence with singing.
Know that he is our hope.

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