COMPOSER 1945–2013

Opus 92

A Psalm of Mercy (1991)

for SATB Soloists, SATB Chorus, and Keyboard

Text from Psalm 136 & 100

Duration: 4 min.

Dedication: to Grace

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A Psalm of Mercy is a setting for mixed chorus and responsorial SATB quartet (though only three members, in different combinations, ever sing at once.) The text was drawn by the composer from Psalms 136 and 100. The responsorial group sings a repeating Burgundian-style refrain of “For his mercy endureth forever.” Interspersed between these, the psalm verses are presented by the chorus in homophonic sections. (Notes by Carson Cooman)