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with ily
a commission consortium

the 23rd Psalm

10/10 choirs needed  FULL

Status:       100% complete

Text:          from Psalm 23, King James Version

Genre:      Sacred

Duration:  ca. 5'20

Difficulty:  3 - Medium 


Sample Demo

Voicing:     for SATB Divisi, Piano 

                   Max. of 6 divisi up to few bars of 8 divisi


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Participating Choirs

🇦🇪Dubai Camerata Singers | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Arne Lubasan, conductor

🇺🇸Cor Cantiamo | Chicago, United States of America

Dr. Eric Johnson, conductor

🇵🇭Adventist University of the Philippines Mu Gamma Chi | Cavite, Philippines

Warlito Yalung, conductor

🇮🇩Archipelago Singers | Jakarta, Indonesia

Ega O. Azarya conductor

🇹🇼Singing Singers | Taipei, Taiwan

Patience Lin, conductor

🇵🇭Kammerchor Manila | Quezon City, Philippines

Anthony Villanueva, conductor

🇵🇱Silesian Chamber Choir Ad Libitum | Wodzislaw Slaski, Poland

Izabella Zliecka-Panek, conductor

🇵🇷Coralia of the Univeristy of Puerto Rico| San Juan, Puerto Rico

Carmen Acevedo-Lucío, conductor

🇮🇩PSM Swara Wadhana Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta | Jogjakarta, Indonesia

Arga Rakasiwi, conductor

🇺🇸Des Moines Choral Society | Des Moines, United States of America

Dr. James Rodde, conductor


Psalm 23 is one of the most quoted exilic Psalms. It talks about many aspects in our lives that we long for. It speaks of protection, satisfaction, peace, nourishment, restoration, and supplication.


We are presented with the thought: as the shepherd makes sure that the sheep are well taken care of so they would not wander astray, how much more will an eternal, all-powerful God do in order to protect you? These words fill one’s heart with comfort and consolation, and manifest the goodness and mercy of our Lord.


In this setting of Psalm 23, the music itself is deemed to be a journey, transporting the listeners from green pastures to still waters and to the deep valleys but, ultimately, bringing us to that light that incessantly shines in the midst of our darkened worlds.


What will your choir get?

  • 1 New Commissioned Work "the 23rd Psalm" for your Choir (PDF File)

  • 2-year exclusive use for the commissioning consortium. 

  • Perpetual use of the score.

  • A minus one accompaniment (Should there be any)

  • Recording and Rehearsal Guides

  • Names of the participating choirs will be placed in the frontispiece of the score

  • Discounted and minimal rate should your group decide to record, produce and release the work through monetized physical and digital platforms in the future.

  • After the 2-year exclusive use, the work will be made available to interested groups..

  • Composer shall maintain rights to the music.



Premiere Limit

  • Each participating choir is required to volunteer a minimum of 4 SINGERS  to a maximum of 16 SINGERS for our virtual premiere.

  • Each choir will be given a detailed recording instructions with specific rehearsal and recording guides with click tracks. 

  • Take note that recording will be done individually - in virtual choir style - as some cities aren't safe for face to face singing.

  • PREMIERE will be within 2-3 months upon delivery of work. Please see projected timeline below. 

  • There will be a zoom get together with Ily to get to know the participating choirs and share some some points about the new work.

  • We may be able to accommodate more than 16 singers once we have the final number of participants. Should you wish to include more than 16 singers, kindly write it down on the "requests and concerns" section of the form below.

  • A detailed and easy to follow recording and rehearsal guides will be given so that your singers can easily sing along and record in their homes.



07.30 | July 30

- Last day of joining the consortium

- Delivery of work - July 31!

08.01 | August  1 20:30 (GMT +8) Philippine Time

- Consortium online get together/meet the composer

- Talk about the work and premiere

- For conductors, liaison officers (singers may join too)

* depending on availability and timezone of groups

09.19 | September 19 

- Deadline - submission of Audio + Video Recordings 

10.16 | October 16


- via Facebook and Youtube

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ABOUT the composer

Ily is one of the sought-after composers in the Philippines and in the international choral scene today. His works are being performed in prestigious choral competitions and festivals all over the world and have been recorded by some of the world’s best choirs and Grammy award winning groups like the King’s Singers & the Swingles, to name a few.


RECENT commissions

Recent commissions from the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Philippine Madrigal Singers, University of Louisville Cardinal Singers, the Esoterics, University of the Philippines Singing Ambassadors, Sing Philippines Youth Choir, Manila Chamber Singers, Montgomery Bell Academy Chamber Choir, the Lighter Side Movement..

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