Psalms (1987)

Instrumentation: medium voice, oboe, and cello

Text: from Psalm 150

Duration: 7:00

Commissioned by Richard Markley for his Master’s recital at WSU

Premiered by Richard Markley at Wichita State University, September 27, 1987.

Notes: The composition falls into a three-part ABA form, centering around a dance-like middle section. Harmonically, it is in the Dorian mode with occasional Phrygian inflections.

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