08743452, SATB, $2.65
Date released: 2003
This is Latin like you’ve never heard it – it rocks! The lyrics, in both Latin and English, express adoration and worship of Jesus Christ as Creator and Redeemer. The text is fitted to a rhythmic melody that has a gospel rock feel and tight harmony to fill it out. Hayes inserts a polyphonic section in the baroque style expanding the text “Adoramus te,” which provides a delightful contrast to the rest of the piece. The piano accompaniment is great – syncopated and quite playable – but don’t miss hearing the instrumental track. With energy throughout and a big finish, you can be sure that no one will sit still through this one! The piece presents some challenges because of some 5-part divisi and the need for vocal independence, but it is easily accessible to most adult choirs or high school ensembles; suitable for any service.