Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Ernani Aguiar
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   earthsongs
Edition:   S-40
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Maureen Putnam
Joint Parish of St. Edward and St. Pius, Princeton 2010
R&R Chair Music in Worship

This is a very unique piece. It features the Latin text for this psalm of praise with a 6/8 dance-like vocal accompaniment of “La la la la’s.” Uniquely, the joyful patter style text is set in a minor key. The middle section is written in a fugal style. Overall, it contains only a few difficult measures but does place the soprano and tenor in a higher range. I have found it to be an effective teaching tool and it always receives a positive response from the congregation.