Respond: Caritas Abundat in Omnia
SATB choir with optional soprano voice & bass voice soli, organ - Medium
Composed by Randall Giles. Cathedral/Parish. Choral, Chant, Eucharist, General. Choral octavo. Published by Paraclete Press (PL.9222).
Item Number: PL.9222
Hildegard von Bingen's text describing the nature of God's love is illuminated by a gentle musical setting. Giles' melodic lines are woven within a small range with mild dissonance supported by an organ accompaniment which often doubles the vocal harmonies. The "Gloria Patri" appears in alternating unisons between women and men, after which the work draws to a close in a homophonic, choral "Alleluia".The singers and accompaniment present Hildegard's text hauntingly. - Organists Review.