Caritas Abundat

The Great and Fiery Force

SATB Voices with Optional Violin and Hand Drum


  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenor
  • Bass
  • Hand Drum (opt.)
  • Violin (opt.)
Studio Recording


This SATB work, originally commissioned for women’s choir,  is an energetic reimagining of timeless text and tune from the 12th century poet, composer, and philosopher Hildegard of Bingen. The marriage of the chant Caritas Abundat with a text taken from Liber Divinorum Operum (The Book of Divine Works) creates an entirely new work that expresses themes of empowerment. There is a reflective sense of the empowerment that comes from singing in a choir, especially the power of belonging to a group united for a purpose greater than oneself.
SKU: CM9615
Ensemble: Mixed Chorus
Duration: 3:35
Key: F minor
Tempo: q = 120
Language: Latin, English
Text Source: Hidegard Von Bingen transcribed by Michael John Trotta
Dedication: dedicated to the Ramapo College Chorale, Mrs. Anne Paynter, director
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Series: Michael John Trotta Signature
Score Type: Performance Score
Product Type: Score
Accompanied: A cappella
Page count: 20
Weight: 0.05 lbs.
UPC: 6-80160-91523-1
ISBN: 978-1-4911-5669-8
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