Originally, the SATB and organ (or piano) 'Jubilate Deo' was intended as a song for baritone and soprano, which was to be sung at my sister's wedding. I liked the song so much that I expanded it to the choral form it's in today. For this piece, I wrote in a style similar to Benjamin Britten's choral works, which I had been singing in choir at the time. The organ plays a fanfare-like series of chords which acts as the musical glue between choral entrances. I also have a version that includes brass instruments for this piece.