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Ubi Caritas Publication Details
 

 
  Catalogue Number -
PEL2003 SATB


Voicing/Instrumentation -
SATB choir and piano
Optional percussion, bass, organ, soprano sax, and cello with full score

Level of Difficulty - Easy

Uses/Season - Festival, Concert,
Alt. Service Anthem

 

Duration - 8:00 mins


Pages Music -
14 pages SATB - 20 page booklet
 
Format - SATB/piano choral octavo


Copyright Year - 1991

Perusal Score PDF
SATB version perusal only
 
  Description/Remarks

An innovative juxtaposition of ethereal Gregorian chant and rhythmic African song. With the rolling piano accompaniment that has become a Halley trademark.
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This Gregorian chant- 'Where there is love, there is God – has been in my life since I was ten years old as a choir boy.  I sang a setting of it by Durufle, who is one of my favorite twentieth-century composers.  Both the words and the music have tremendous universal appeal.  I tried to bring out the inherent power and optimism of the Gregorian Chant by juxtaposing it with the chant of another culture.  Sometimes we need to look at the obvious through other people’s eyes.  It was Russ Landau’s persistence and tenacity that got the piece recorded properly, and with the appropriate groups at the Cathedral in New York.

                There is a wonderful kind of upstairs/downstairs scenario at the Cathedral.  There is the daily round of services in the church itself, while below in the crypt all these groups are doing their own form of worship – whether in the soup kitchen, the gymnasium, the theater, or the studios. One of the downstairs groups is called “The Forces Of Nature”, an African chant group of great power and vibrancy.  Occasionally during a service we’d be in the middle of some sublime Gregorian chant, when we would hear “Forces Of Nature” start up their rehearsal with some intense drumming, giving us some stiff competition! At the time, it irritated me.  Now it is one of my favorite combinations."   - Paul Halley, 1991



 

  Sound Clip ◙♫
"Ubi Caritas"
Live concert recording,
Trinity Episcopal Church Choir, Torrington, CT



Sound Clip
◙♫
Recording
Angel On A Stone Wall CD
LM81522CD - Track 09 



LM81522 CD
Pelagos no longer carries this CD

 

 
 
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FULL SCORE AND INSTRUMENTAL PARTS

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Full Score (36 pages)
and Instrumental Parts
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Texts and Translations

Ubi Caritas


Latin chant from Maundy Thursday Rite:

Ubi caritas et amor Deus ibi est.

Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor.

Where there is charity and love, God is there.
The love of Christ has gathered us together.

      

African chant by Abdel Salaam,
Yoruba & Khemitic texts:

Oba ye, Oba yo batala.
Oba ye, Oba yo O batala.
Oba ye, Oba yo Yemanja.
Oba ye, Oba yo O Yemanja.
Oba ye, Oba yo O Ra ausar.

Praises to Obatala, ruler of the Heavens.
Praises to Yemenja, ruler of the waters of life.
Praises to Ra and Ausar, rulers of the light and the resurrected soul.