Jubilate Deo

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Dan Forrest’s Jubilate Deo brings to life the global aspect of the traditional Psalm 100 text, “O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands,” by setting it in seven different languages and drawing from a wide spectrum of musical influences. Each movement combines some characteristics of its language-group’s musical culture with the composer’s own musical language. Movements include liturgical Latin, intertwined Hebrew and Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Zulu, Spanish, Song of the Earth (untexted), and a closing movement combining several of these languages with English. The result is a stunning global celebration of joy, as all the earth sings as one, “omnis terra, jubilate!” 

Scored for mixed choir with soprano and alto soli and optional treble choir, with three instrumentations available (details below). Performance time 45-50 minutes. Commissioned and premiered by Henry Leck and the Indianapolis Children’s Choirs, April 2016. Click here for the live recording of the premiere on iTunes.

Details and Ordering Information

Click for PDF of front matter from vocal score (includes performing options, texts, etc)


All Jubilate Deo products are available from Hinshaw Music, which is now owned by Fred Bock Music Companies (distributed by Hal Leonard). SATB vocal scores, optional treble vocal scores, and all three instrumentations’ scores are available for purchase from the Hinshaw Music website, or by contacting Fred Bock Music, or from your preferred sheet music retailer.

Instrumental scores and parts for performance are available only on rental: please contact rentals@hinshawmusic.com for rentals.


  • HMB269A: Full orchestra: (LARGE VERSION) Regular full orchestra (Winds, Brass 2/, Harp, Percussion 1-2, Strings, plus optional instruments and/or digital keyboard. 
  • HMB269B: Chamber ensemble: (SMALL VERSION) Organ, plus (solo instruments) flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, harp, percussion (two players recommended), violin, cello, plus optional instruments and/or digital keyboard.
  • HMB269C: Small orchestra: (MEDIUM VERSION) Combines the organ and solo winds from chamber ensemble version, with the string orchestra parts from the full orchestration, and the harp, percussion, and optional instruments and/or keyboard.

*Harp, percussion, and all optional instruments are identical in all three versions.
**Solo flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and organ parts are identical in Chamber Ensemble (SMALL) and Small Orch (MEDIUM) versions.
***String orchestra parts (Vln1, Vln2, Vla, Cello, DB)
 are identical in Full Orch (LARGE) and Small Orch (MEDIUM) versions. 

Rehearsal Video

This playlist contains nine (free) full-length videos, showing the vocal score one system at a time, in part-dominant and part-only versions for all four voice parts, as well as an SATB balanced mix. These may be shared freely, to aid in learning the music and pronunciation of the languages.

(Click on the “list” icon in the top left corner to move between videos; click the full-screen video in the bottom right corner of any video to view full-screen in HD.)

Rehearsal Audio

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Nine playlists below, (for free streaming and/or free download): “Part-dominant” and “Part-only” versions for all four voice parts, and an “SATB balanced” mix. (To download a track, click on the desired track, then click the “down arrow” download button, near the top right corner of that playlist.)

Text Readings


Past and Upcoming performances include:

  • Premiere, Indianapolis Children’s Choirs, April 2016, Henry Leck conducting.
  • Second performance, Rivertree Singers and Friends (Greenville SC), June 2016.
  • Salt Lake Vocal Artists (Brady Allred, conductor), October 15 2016, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Wytheville Community College Choir, November 29 2016 at First United Methodist Church (Hillsville, VA) and Dec 13 at St. John’s Episcopal Church (Wythville, VA)
  • Winter Park, FL (Feb 4 2017) Festival Singers of Florida (Dr. Kevin Fenton), at Winter Park Presbyterian Church, 7:30 PM
  • Greenville, SC (March 2 2017 Bob Jones University Artist Series with Rivertree Singers, conducted by Warren Cook; composer attending)
  • Greenville, SC (March 11 2017 at the Peace Center; Bob Jones University choirs and Rivertree Singers, conducted by Warren Cook; composer attending)
  • Nova Singers (St Joan of Arc, Boca Raton FL) March 17, 2017
  • Nova Singers (First Presbyterian, Pompano Beach FL) March 19, 2017
  • Carnegie Hall premiere conducted by Henry Leck (March 20 2017, Manhattan Concert Productions; composer attending)
  • Nova Singers (Christ Church, Fort Lauterdale, FL) March 21, 2017
  • Minneapolis, MN (March 18 2017 Basilica of St. Mary, Master Singers of Eau Claire)
  • Eau Claire, WI (March 19 2017 First Congregational Church Master Singers of Eau Claire)
  • Houston, TX (March 26 2017 Christ Church Sugar Land, 6:00 PM)
  • Morristown, TN (March 31, First United Methodist Church) Walters State Community College Concert Choir
  • Chicago IL (April 3 2017 in Orchestra Hall; Bob Jones University Choirs and Rivertree Singers, Warren Cook conducting, with Manhattan Concert Productions)
  • Canadian premiere (April 8 2017 in Toronto, Ontario), Fairlawn Avenue United Church, conducted by Eleanor Daley
  • Minneapolis, MN (April 8 2017 with University of Northwestern-St. Paul and Deo Cantamus; composer attending)
  • Dallas, TX (April 28, Dallas Baptist University, 7:30 PM; composer attending)
  • Jupiter, FL (May 6-7, 2017, 6 PM) Grace Immanuel Bible Church
  • San Mateo, CA (May 21, 2017) Viva la Musica!
  • First Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia (June 11, 2017, 7:00 PM)
  • Carnegie Hall performance (June 2017) conducted by Tracy Resseguie; composer attending.
  • Festival performance in Limerick, Ireland, (June 25, 2017), conducted by Andre Thomas; composer attending.
  • Ensemble Leszczynski performance in Nancy, France (July 1, 2017), Church of St. Bernadette Vandoeuvre; composer present the previous night.