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Gaude et laetare

By Cecilia McDowall

SATB choir & organ (SATB) - easy
Composed by Cecilia McDowall. Christmas Songs & Carols - Mixed Voices. New Horizons. Vocal score. 16 pages. Duration 3.5'. Oxford University Press #9780193401495. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193401495).

Item Number: OU.9780193401495

ISBN 9780193401495. 12 x 8 inches.

For SATB and organ For this joyous piece, McDowall set a text from the Ambrosian Rite celebrating the Virgin Mary's recent motherhood. The lively organ accompaniment and strong rhythmic drive create an instantly celebratory mood, making the piece an ideal conclusion for any Christmas service.

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  • November 12, 2016 Not as bad as it looks!

    There is a lot of 2 part sections - altos and basses on unison against the sops and tenors - or other combinations. Makes this attainable although impressive sounding. Aiming for Advent 1!

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