Joy Slade

Yahweh - Psalm 23

  Yahweh - Psalm 23  
Sheet music file including a license for an unlimited number of performances, limited to one year.
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ComposerJoy Slade
Joy Slade
Lyricist old sacred text
PublisherJoy Slade
Genre Classical / Choral music
Instrumentation Piano, Mixed choir, Keyboard
Scored forChoir
Type of scoreFull score
Key C minor
Duration 2'41"
Difficulty Medium
Year of composition 2016
Description This setting of Psalm 23 uses words from 'The Jerusalem Bible', pub. Darton Longman & Todd and Doubleday & Co. Ltd. © 1966. They are reproduced with kind permission from the publishers. It is written for SATB voices with keyboard accompaniment and is in in ternary form (A-B-A). Section A has a time signature of 12/8: four three-bar phrases follow a two-bar introduction (the ending contains an extra bar). Section B has a time signature of 9/8 and has 4 x 4-bar phrases.

This song was written originally as part of an educational musical about the story of David and Goliath. The music of this song is intended to portray the feelings of David as a shepherd boy, tending his sheep in the natural environment which fills him with awe and wonder. In the middle section he recognises the difficulties and challenges that life presents but is confident that, with God's support, he can overcome them. It is intended to be lyrical, with a 'folk-song' feel.

In the sample sound file the following instruments have been allocated to the voice parts: S = flute / A = viola / T = cello / B = cello / Keyboard = Harp sound. There is no vocal recording available currently.
Upload date 08 Sep 2016
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