Composer:   Sydney Guillaume
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Walton Music
Edition:   HL-8501782
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella


Dr. Matthew Ferrell
St. Cloud State Univeristy 2012
R&R Chair College & University

Dominus Vobiscum is a touching and harmonically lush composition commissioned for south Florida’s professional choir, Seraphic Fire. The seven-minute a cappella work provides several interesting harmonic challenges, which may be mitigated through the use of solfege in rehearsal as the tonal center of the piece does not stray from the key of G. Additionally, the Creole language provides its own set of challenges. Like much of Guillaumes’s music, there are a few rhythmic obstacles, but when those obstacles are mastered the music dances.