Adamo's "Cantate Domino" was the most boisterous of the bunch. The text, suggested to Adamo by the society's music director, Norman Scribner, is a delightful psalm that bursts off the page, ecstatic, joyful and over the top in its praise of God. It's an outdoor psalm, something to be recited in the head while trekking through foothills on a sunny day.
Adamo responds in kind, using large clusters of tones to suggest the uncontainable vastness of the sentiment, and occasionally using staggering entrances to make the work sound almost unrehearsed. The effect is improvisatory, a delicious impossibility for a large chorus.
Philip Kennicott, Washington Post
22nd November 1999