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VocalEssence in concert, by Katryn Conlin
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
With Lincoln Center's White Light Festival upon New York City, hats must be tipped to the Psalms Experience, featuring Psalm settings by 150 composers over 12 concerts. These include the U.S. premieres of Marrow, a setting of Psalm 63 by Nico Muhly and if i sing (after psalm 101) by David Lang, plus other rarities from the likes of Per Nørgård (Four Latin Motets), Herbert Howells (One Thing Have I Desired), and Carl Nielsen (Three Motets). As an added bonus, White Light will also present Alfred Schnittke's Concerto for Choir performed by the Swedish Radio Choir November 14, an unmissable rarity in its own right.

In honor of this wonderful program, we've compiled a selection of Psalm settings from the Music Sales catalog. Please be in touch with Andrew Stein-Zeller with any inquiries, and happy browsing!
 
 
CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA / ENSEMBLE

Benjamin Britten, Two Psalms (1931)

Richard Danielpour, Canticle of Peace (1995)

John Harbison, Four Psalms (1998)
► Listen on Spotify

Christopher le Fleming, Five Psalms (1947)

John McCabe, Psalm-Cantata (2012)

Walter Piston, Psalm and Prayer of David (1958)
► Listen on YouTube

Gunther Schuller, Sacred Cantata (Psalm 98) (1966)
 
 
CHORUS A CAPPELLA / PLUS ONE INSTRUMENT

Lera Auerbach, Psalm 130 (1999)
Available in the USA and Canada only
► Listen on YouTube

Antonio Bibalo, Psalm 8 (2006)

John Corigliano, Psalm 8 (1976)

Avner Dorman, Psalm 67 (2003)
► Listen Online

Jonathan Harvey, I Love the Lord (1976)
► Listen on YouTube

Patrick Hawes, The Twenty-third Psalm (2012)

Charles Ives, Psalm 67 (1894)
► Listen on Spotify

Kenneth Leighton, Three Psalms (1968)

Matthew Martin, Psalm 150 (2017)

Nico Muhly, Dominus Regnavit (2014)
► Sample on Soundcloud

John Tavener, Psalm 121: I Will Lift up Mine Eyes unto the Hills (1989)
► Listen on Spotify

Virgil Thomson, Three Antiphonal Psalms (1922)
► Listen to Psalm 136 on Spotify

Judith Weir, Psalm 148 (2008)
► Listen on Spotify

Yehudi Wyner, Save Me, O God (Psalm 69) (2012)
 
 
SOLO VOICE AND ORCHESTRA

Ernest Bloch, Deux psaumes (1914)
► Listen on Spotify

Brian Elias, A Talisman (2004)
► Listen on Spotify

Aaron Jay Kernis, Simple Songs (1991)
► Listen on Spotify

Marc Neikrug, Symphony No. 3 (2012)


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