Dr. Cristian Grases of USC is a native of Venezuela. He is the editor of a new series with Gentry called “The Choral Music of Latin America and the Caribbean,” and it is proving to be a delightful collection of Latin gems. This piece begins with tension and disharmony but breaks into soothing chords, lush and full of consolation. The Latin text honors the noble wood of the cross on which Christ was crucified. Appropriate for good church choirs and high school choirs and college choirs.