Jubilate Deo

Jubilate Deo
(O Be Joyful in the Lord)
for SATB choir, brass, percussion and organ
Dan Locklair

Jubilate Deo, whose text is Psalm 100, was originally commissioned in 1979 by the First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca, New York (W.C. Koon, Jr., Music Director). Composed in Binghamton, New York during February 1979, Jubilate Deo was revised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina during January 1997 with the valuable assistance of a consortium commission from the following:

Choral Art Society,
Portland, Maine
(Robert Russell, Music Director)

Community Music Project [The Chautauqua Chamber Singers],
Jamestown, New York
(Lee S. Spear, Artistic Director)

First United Methodist Church [The Chancel Choir],
Akron, Ohio
(Richard Pinkerton, Director of Music)

St. Hugo of the Hills Catholic Church [The Festival Chorale of St. Hugo of the Hills Catholic Church]
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
(Cynthia Dailey, Director of Music
Kim Bishop, Director of Choirs)

For their support of this project, I wish to express my gratitude to each of these individuals and organizations, all of whom will perform Jubilate Deo during the 1997/1998 season.
Forces required to perform the revised Jubilate Deo are :

SATB choir* (moderate to large size ensemble)
Brass quartet
Trumpets 1 & 2 in C
Trombones 1 & 2
{Horn in F may substitute for Trombone 1}
Percussion (1 player)
Large suspended cymbal
Crash cymbals
Bell tree
Tom-toms (3)
Wood blocks (3)
Organ (registration suggestions are given for a 2 or 3-manual organ)

Duration of Jubilate Deo : ca. 6 minutes

* A separate choral score is available.

Dan Locklair
Winston-Salem, NC
Spring 1997