Three Psalm Settings
The Lord is my Shepherd: a psalm setting arranged for SATB choir, flute obbligato and organ;
I will Lift up Mine Eyes, for SATB choir, oboe and organ;
Out of the Deep, for SATB choir, bassoon and organ.
When I was Director of Music at Dean Close, I was very fortunate in my team of instrumental teachers. These three psalm settings were written to a similar formula for three of the woodwind teachers: a lyrical tune accompanied by organ to start, the entry of the choir with various woodwind interjections and, in time, a return of the opening tune with a choir counterpoint. A similar formula, but – thanks to the wonderful variety within the psalms, very different emotional experiences, I think. Psalms 23 and 121 were recorded by Dean Close Chapel Choir on Priory Records.
Follow the links to see page 1 of the score for: I will Lift up Mine Eyes,