Ubi Caritas

Voicing: SATB

Composer: Michael John Trotta

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Ubi Caritas SATB, piano
Michael John Trotta

Ubi Caritas SATB, piano – By popular demand, this work has been arranged by the composer for advanced women’s choirs. Beautiful modern harmonies create the backdrop for this elegantly simple a cappella work that is well within reach for most choirs. Straightforward rhythms and moments of release create a tapestry of sound that surrounds the solo chant line, which may be sung by a soloist, small group, or performed by a C instrument.  Also available for SATB, SAB, 3pt, SA, and unsion voices with piano.  This artistic setting is equally appropriate for litugical use or the concert stage.

“Where there is charity and love, God is there.”

Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.
Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor.

Exsultemus, et in ipso jucundemur.
Timeamus, et amemus Deum vivum.
Et ex corde diligamus nos sincero.

Where charity and love are, God is there.
Christ’s love has gathered us into one.
Let us rejoice and be pleased in Him.
Let us fear, and let us love the living God.
And may we love each other with a sincere heart.

“Where there is charity and love, God is there.”

Latin textEnglish translation
Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.
Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor.
Exsultemus, et in ipso jucundemur.
Timeamus, et amemus Deum vivum.
Et ex corde diligamus nos sincero.
Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.
Simul ergo cum in unum congregamur:
Ne nos mente dividamur, caveamus.
Cessent iurgia maligna, cessent lites.
Et in medio nostri sit Christus Deus.
Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.
Simul quoque cum beatis videamus,
Glorianter vultum tuum, Christe Deus:
Gaudium quod est immensum, atque probum,
Saecula per infinita saeculorum. Amen.
Where charity and love are, there God is.
The love of Christ has gathered us into one.
Let us exult, and in Him be joyful.
Let us fear and let us love the living God.
And from a sincere heart let us love each other (and Him).
Where charity and love are, there God is.
Therefore, whensoever we are gathered as one:
Lest we in mind be divided, let us beware.
Let cease malicious quarrels, let strife give way.
And in the midst of us be Christ our God.
Where charity and love are, there God is.
Together also with the blessed may we see,
Gloriously, Thy countenance, O Christ our God:
A joy which is immense, and also approved:
Through infinite ages of ages. Amen.