Jubilate Deo

Browse the four tabs below the video, for overview, details, free rehearsal tracks (audio and video), and helpful downloads. Ordering information here.

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.

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 Hinshaw Music or through your preferred sheet music retailer.

Full sets of Jubilate Deo instrumental scores and parts, required for performance, are available only on rental from Hinshaw. All rentals are handled initially via email; please email rentals@hinshawmusic.com to begin your rental order.


  • 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

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.)
These may also be accessed (and downloaded) from the SoundCloud website. (Click here.)

Text Readings