Be Merciful to me O God
A setting of Psalm verses for chorus and orchestra. This piece was originally composed in 1995 as an anthem for SATB and organ. The text is taken from Psalm 57 vv.1-4 and 8-12. In 1999 I revised it at the invitation of the Philomusica of Gloucestershire and Worcestershire for concert performance with orchestra. This involved composing a substantial new introduction, and – for balance – a second orchestral passage midway. The Philomusica performed the new version in Cheltenham Town Hall, and subsequently in a revised version with organ on their tour to Massachusetts, USA.