February 20, 2018

Psalm 23 (2001)

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Movement 1 2’55”
Movement 2 3’39”
Movement 3 1’55”
(Recording: The Philovox Ensemble of Boston)

for SATB chorus and piano
Level: medium, 8’29”
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Program Notes:

After a short illness, I felt the need to work with an inspirational text. I began looking at the Psalms and almost immediately came upon Psalm 23. My mother having passed away within the last year, the Psalm touched me in a deep way, and I quickly sketched the three movements. The underlying feeling is one of hope and optimism. Its musical language is intended to express clearly the beauty of the text.”

—Henry Mollicone

Movement 1

Movement 2

Movement 3