On this day in 2000, Cantate Domino was published by Oxford University Press; an unusual and dramatic anthem for SATB choir (with divisions) unaccompanied.
The English verses, starting ‘O Sing unto the Lord a new song’, are framed by the Latin first line ‘Cantate Domino canticum novum’. The words and plainsong melody of the Veni Creator Spiritus make an unexpected entry towards the end of the anthem. Cantate Domino also forms part of Rutter’s Psalmfest.
Cantate Domino is recorded on Rutter Gloria