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the 23rd Psalm
Status: 100% complete
Text: from Psalm 23, King James Version
Duration: ca. 5'20
Difficulty: 3 - Medium
Voicing: for SATB Divisi, Piano
Max. of 6 divisi up to few bars of 8 divisi
🇦🇪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 | Taichung, 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.
VIRTUAL PREMIERE DETAILS
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 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.
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 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..