Laudate dominum (ssa)

Catalog ID: S-425
Translation: praise the lord in his sacred places
First Line: laudate dominum in sanctis ejus
Composer: Carolyn Pirtle
Author: traditional psalm 150
Voicing: ssa
Solo:
Accompaniment: piano
Language: latin
Country: usa
Series: st. mary's college choir series
Other: nancy menk, editor, 2016, women

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Psalm 150 represents the culmination of the entire book of Psalms. Its exhortation to the entirety of creation to praise God is reflected in this setting through the proclamatory choral writing and the exuberant piano accompaniment. The highly imitative text setting creates an onomatopoetic effect in its percussiveness, and the sweeping range of the piano accompaniment reflects the reality that the psalmist’s joyful call to praise encompasses the entire cosmos. Thus, the piece should be performed confidently, with purposeful articulation in the louder sections and an energetic intensity throughout the softer sections. It is above all a heartfelt response of grateful praise to God for the gifts of creation.

Carolyn Pirtle

 



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