A lovely setting of this beloved text by Mary Frye, which speaks comfort as it were, beyond the grave. For unaccompanied SATB choir, written for Graeme Morton and the National Youth Choir of Australia. Highly recommended.
Commissioned by Chanticleer. This winner of the Chanticleer Composition Competition is based on a Hungarian folk text translated to English. Composer Joseph Twist sets a deeply moving homophonic work that explores “God has mercy on me. Wand’ring, wand’ring.”
SATB divisi choir
“Where charity and love are, God is there.” A commemoration of Jesus Christ for Holy Thursday, for me, the Ubi Caritas has a few significant dimensions; the warmth of Christ’s love, the adoration and mystery of the holy spirit, and the idea of an ‘inclusive, universal’ celebration. Accordingly, my Ubi Caritas reflects this through contrasts in harmonic language, at times chromatic or mysterious, at other times diatonic or pentatonic, reflecting Christ’s love, as well as the influence of modal harmony from Eastern Europe and Africa. Similarly, contrasts in rhythm and texture are incorporated. The calm, sparse music which bookends the work is countered with rhythmic, syncopated music in a kind of ritualistic exultation.
Commissioned and performed by the Sydney Chamber Choir