Psalms for SATB #5, Vol. 16
Praise the Lord and Sing to Him a New Song H568
As Long as I Have Breath H569
The Lord’s My Shepherd H574
The Law of the Lord is Spotless H582
Come, Let Us Worship H583
Praise the Lord and Sing to Him a New Song – Psalm 150
Praise the Lord and Sing to Him a New Song – (in English) – A Psalm of praise.
Praise the Lord and Sing to Him a New Song uses Jeremiah Clark’s famous and popular Trumpet Tune with words from Psalm 150.
As Long as I Have Breath – Psalm 146
Lauda, anima mea, Dominum: I will praise the Lord as long as I breathe. Anima is the spirit, and also literally the air breathed by an animal, the life-breath. The Psalm is a celebration of life and breath and praise for the Lord with one’s entire being. This work alternates chant-like sections with flowing melodies.
The Lord’s My Shepherd – Psalm 23
The Lord’s My Shepherd (with tune of Amazing Grace) – a Psalm of praise and support. The Lord’s My Shepherd is set to the tune of William Walker’s Amazing Grace in five stanzas.
The Law of the Lord is Spotless – Psalm 19
The Law of the Lord is Spotless – a Psalm of promise.
The Law of the Lord is Spotless is from Psalm 19: 7 and reflects the strong promise “The lessons of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eye,” Changing meters, tempos, and the English text follows the Latin to explain the meaning of the poem. The music alternates unison writing with two parts, while the four-part writing adds a strong interpretation to the text. Latin and English: Lex Domini immaculata, reficiens animam. “The law of the Lord is spotless, restoring my soul.”
Come, Let Us Worship – Psalm 95
Come, Let Us Worship – a Psalm of rejoicing.
Venite adoremus is a joyous treatment of Psalm 95: 1, 6. This anthem is a round in two to four parts, ending with a four-part canon. The line Venite exsultemus Domino is here translated “Let us sing with joy” and “Let us sing with leaping voices to the Lord.” Exsultatio is elation, exultation, and leaping with excitement.