Instrumentation: SSAATTB choir, organ, and optional solo quartet
Text: from Psalms 146 and 148
Commissioned by and dedicated to the Choir of Central Woodward Christian Church in Troy, Michigan.
Premiered on the CWCC choral concert series; Spring, 1982.
Notes: The harmonic style is basically modal, and the piece includes much use of changing meter, asymmetrical meters, and asymmetrical metric division.
This was my first real choral piece. It is written for organ but is not terribly well-sutied to the organ; it is also playable on piano.