The Denington Choral Series, as endorsed by former King’s Singer member Philip Lawson, is a range of choral works set in both SATB and SSA formats that will enhance the repertoire of both Christian and secular choirs. The lyricists and composers are proven songwriters that bring a wealth of experience to the choral market and have provided songs that cover a broad spectrum of styles and difficulty and should appeal to many choirs who regularly present music in churches or concert halls.
One of the Salvation Army's leading figures, Ray Steadman-Allen created this piece in a virtually through-composed style, using a combination of unison and strong chords based largely on thirds to reflect the positive text of Psalm 144 with its imagery of God as ‘fortress, castle, deliverer and defender’. The busy outer sections enclose a 2-bar quasi-recitative statement of the line ‘upon a ten-stringed lute’ which signals a brief change from compound to simple time before a triumphant return to compound, and apart from a short unison, unaccompanied slower passage, the piece shouts out the final line repeatedly: ‘Blessed be the Lord our God’.
BLESSÚD BE THE LORD MY STRENGTH - PSALM 144/RICHARD PHILLIPS
For SSATTB with piano accompaniment
There is a minimum order requirement of 5 copies for this item.