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Nico Muhly

Publisher: Chester Music

Like as the Hart (2004)
Publisher
St. Rose Music Publishing
Category
Chorus and Orchestra/Ensemble
Year Composed
2004
Duration
4 Minutes
Chorus
SATB
Orchestration
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Nico Muhly Like as the Hart (2004)
Like as the Hart is my response to Herbert Howells’s famous setting of this Psalm paraphrase. I have always been obsessed with the length of Howells’s melodies and the way that the harmonies trail behind the tunes like halos. In my version, I invert this relationship, with massive elongated harmonies dragging melodic fragments behind them. I arranged the harmonies in a large arch form with shrinking and expanding rhythms on either side of the central point (on the word “God.”)
(c) Nico Muhly

Like as the Hart - Text

Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks,
so longeth my soul after thee, O God.
My soul is athirst for God, yea, even for the living God
when shall I come to appear before the presence of God?




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  • 14 FEB 2014
    stargaze presents
    Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg Platz, Berlin
    Ralf Sochaczewsky, conductor

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