God be in my head

SATB, unaccompanied–2′

A beautiful, tranquil setting which offers a fresh look at the wonderful Old English Prayer from the Sarum Primer.

 

 

Description

God be in my head (2005)

SATB unaccompanied 2′
Premiere—National Lutheran Choir, David Cherwien, cond., Roseville, MN 11/06
Recorded by The National Lutheran Choir, David Cherwien, cond. on Eternity, NLCA CD 02022
Published by MorningStar Music. Distributed by Canticle.


Text

God be in my head
And in my understanding;
God be in my eyes
And in my looking;
God be in my mouth
And in my speaking;
God be in my heart
And in my thinking;
God be at my end;
And at my departing.

–Sarum rite


“Nice a cappella choral writing is exhibited in this setting of a familiar prayer. The setting is brief (26 measures), which will allow a more limited choir an opportunity to try a bit more daring piece with some outstanding soaring phrases, and a very small amount of polyphony.. . . . Choirs able to handle SATB writing a cappella should consider it.” –Richard Resch, Good Shepherd Institute His Voice: Recommended Reading and Listening, March 2007.

 

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