SATB divisi, a cappella
I. I Lift Up My Soul, ECS Catalog No. 1.3458
II. Preserve Me, O God, ECS Catalog No. 1.3459
These settings present disparate manners in which to utter these two terse, yet potent psalm texts: from the sorrowful to the exuberant, the primitive to the elegant. The music reflects these wide-ranging interpretations with interchanges of contrapuntal and homophonic textures, ostinato and scalar passages, a broad harmonic palette, and the utilization of the full tessitura of the chorus.
Published by Galaxy Music Corporation, 2017.
SATB and Organ, with opt. Cello, MSM-50-9140
Commissioned by Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church, Greensboro, NC, 2013.
A passionate and vibrant setting of the comforting text. The work opens delicately with a simple, yet lovely melody, then a contrapuntal texture begins an exuberant climax before the opening music is repeated for a gentle close. An optional cello part adds further depth to the setting, though a part for organ solo is also available.
Published by MorningStar Music Publishers, 2017.
SATB and Organ, Catalog No. 8462
A modern setting of the well-known and pensive text from Lidley’s Prayers. The overall mood is plaintive and atmospheric, with dissonant and distinct harmonies throughout, portraying the penitent and modestly hopeful nature of the prayer.
Published by E. C. Schirmer, 2017.