This eight-part motet, from Joncas’s collection O God of Past and Present, is stunning. The song’s tranquil beginning, opening first with women’s voices and then adding the men, blossoms to a breathtaking climax, before returning to restfulness. The original Hebrew text is a poetic cry for joy, and Joncas has done a superb job translating that joy into music.

Rorate Caeli [MP3]
From: O God of Past and Present
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Rorate Caeli [MP3]
From: O God of Past and Present
$1.29
128579
DIGITAL
Rorate Caeli [Octavo] Preview
$2.80
4627
SHIP
Rorate Caeli [Octavo - Downloadable] Preview
$2.80
94127
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Day: Season of Advent Advent (Sundays and Weekdays)