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Sasha Siem

Publisher: Chester Music

Deliver me O Lord (2009)
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Chorus a cappella / + 1 instrument
Year Composed
2009
Duration
6 Minutes
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Sasha Siem Deliver me O Lord (2009)
“…Siem’s piece is [still more] radically deconstructive/destructive: her take on her text, some verses from Ps. 140, is as memorable in its severity as any of her richer textures preferred by her elders: pared to the bare bone, female voices in three parts splinter the excoriating denunciation of man’s vile ways, the jagged phrases sharply pointed with intermittant stabs from a solo trumpet, till the acrid brilliant little thing locks into traumatized stasis.” [Robin Holloway, Spectator]

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