Immediate comparisons with Cochereau’s teacher Duruflé are tempting in the setting of Ubi caritas et amor
. Briggs takes the plainchant in different directions harmonically, however, and avoids a mere refurbishment of the Duruflé setting. This a cappella motet, like the Mass, was composed for a Bristol church—Bristol City Church—and first heard too in Notre-Dame de Paris, at Grand-Messe on 30 July 2006.
from notes by Meurig Bowen © 2010