SATB, A cappella
Choral. Composed by Steven Curtis Lance. Latin text. Sacred. Published by Voice of the Rockies (VR.VOR64C18).
Item Number: VR.VOR64C18
Here is something new and delectable for Christmas. Marked "misterioso con moto", the motet begins with sounds of appoggiaturas and suspensions as the voices enter. Then there is a refreshing shift from 3/4 to 2/4, as an exciting and rhythmic idea unfolds, crescendo molto, poco a poco a poco, building to a climax and proclaiming "Christus natus est pro nobis. Gaudeamus in excelsis." Glorious glorias cascade as we return to 3/4 and the promise of the opening idea is fulfilled. The 2/4 idea is now celebrated as in the dance, growing and expanding until a tremendous concluding climax in an expansive 4/4, allargando al fine. Extremely vibrant, fresh and refreshing, Gaudeamus ends in a blaze of color and glory.