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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
Liturgical
Publisher
St. Rose Music Publishing
Category
Chorus a cappella / Chorus plus 1 instrument
Year Composed
2017
Duration
3 Minutes
Chorus
SATB
Availability


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Performances
Date
Title
  • 01 SEP 2017
    Marrow World Premiere
    Utrecht Early Music Festival
    Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Tallis Scholars

Reviews
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
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