New Video Release: Dominus Vobiscum

New Video Release: Dominus Vobiscum

A Video World-Premiere

In anticipation of our 2021-22 Season, we will be releasing a new recording every other Friday for your enjoyment. Today we present Dominus Vobiscum, composed by Sydney Guillaume and recorded in May 2021 at Comber Hall, Church of the Little Flower in Miami, FL. Find out more about the composition below:

This is the world-premiere video recording of Dominus Vobiscum by Sydney Guillaume. Guillaume (b. 1982) was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and came to the United States at the age of 11, settling in Miami-Dade County and attending Coral Reef Senior High School. Guillaume sets a macaronic (multi-language) text by his father which combines Haitian Creole and ecclesial. References to Gregorian chant combine with progressively more active rhythms to create an undeniably 21st Century sound. Seraphic Fire commissioned Dominus Vobiscum in 2007.

 

Dominus Vobiscum

Gran Mèt la avèk nou,

Li la nan mitan nou,

Li la nan fon kè nou,

Amen, Alelouya.


Depi nan tan Benbo

N ape mache, n ap chèche, n ap mande:

Ki lè, ki tan, ki jou,

Limyè a va leve pou vin delivre nou?

Limyè lapè a,

Limyè la verite a,

Limyè la jwa a,

Limyè lespwa a,

Limyè lanmou a,

Limyè lavi a.


Jodia an nou chante:

“Dominus vobiscum”


Gran Mèt la avèk nou,

Li la nan mitan nou,

Li la nan fon kè nou,

Amen, Amen, Alelouya.


Mache, chèche, mande…

Li la nan mitan nou.

Mache, chèche, mande…

Li la nan fon kè nou.


Amen, Amen, Alelouya.


– Gabriel T. Guillaume


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