Repertoire Search

Nico Muhly

Publisher: Chester Music

Marrow (2017)
Commissioned by the Netherlands Chamber Choir for the project 150 Psalms to be premiered by the Tallis Scholars during Utrecht Early Music Festival, September 1st, 2017.
Text Writer
St. Rose Music Publishing
Chorus a cappella / + 1 instrument
Year Composed
3 Minutes
Buy this work
Worldwide Sales   North American Sales

The words are from the Book of Common Prayer version of Psalm 63 with the title teasingly taking one word from ‘My soul shall be satisfied, even as it were with marrow and fatness.’ Cries of ‘O God’ provide a fluid background to an almost plainchant-like proclamation of the text at start and finish, with other voices gradually joining the psalm text in the central section, until all unite on ‘when my mouth praiseth thee with joyful lips’. For a choir happy to subdivide into 4S, 2A, 2T and 2B, it is a setting of imagination and beauty.
James L Montgomery, The Royal School of Church Music,01/03/2018
Close X

Newsletter Signup

Enter your email address to keep up to date with the latest news and special offers from Music Sales Classical.
Your data is secure and you can unsubscribe at any time. Read our Privacy Policy

Click here to receive regular news
© Copyright 2020 Music Sales Classical. Part of the Music Sales Group.