Choral anthem | Music: Lennart Moree | Words: Psalm 130 | Difficulty: Moderately Difficult | Published: 2017 | Duration: 7 minutes | 8 pages | 25,0x17,6 mm | Code: 201703020
Vocal score, for SATB & Organ
The style has something in common with English composers like Howells and Sumsion. Starting with a cry from the deep, text and music leads to peaceful and comforting melodies and harmonies at the words "for there is mercy with thee". Thereafter is a brief central climax. It has a simple musical texture, with long expressive unison phrases.
Words from Psalm 130:
Out of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord:
Lord, hear my voice.
O let thine ears consider well:
the voice of my complaint.
If thou, Lord, wilt be extreme
to mark what is done amiss:
O Lord, who may abide it?
For there is mercy with thee:
therefore shalt thou be fear’d.
I look for the Lord:
my soul doth wait for him,
and in his word is my trust.
My soul fleeth unto the Lord:
before the morning watch, I say,
before the morning watch.
O Israel, trust in the Lord,
with the Lord there is mercy,
and with him is plenteous redemption.
And he shall redeem Israel from all his sins.