The God of Glory

Instrumentation: SATB chorus
Duration: 4:45
Premiere: 6/3/12
Wisconsin Chamber Choir, Robert Gehrenbeck, Conductor
First United Methodist Church, Madison, WI

Program Note:
The God of Glory, for SATB chorus, is a setting of excerpts from verses 3-11 of Psalm 29. I wish to thank Michael Kubovy for his assistance with the literal translation from which I developed the text for this setting. The psalm is about the power, majesty, and eternal quality of God. This setting for SATB chorus, frequently divided into six and even seven voices, was inspired by the power of the poetry, and seeks to sonically amplify its images. The New Amsterdam Singers, under the direction of Clara Longstreth, gave the New York premiere on 12/07/12 on their program Comfort and Joy. –JS

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