Like as the hart

Like as the hart : Vocal score

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Like as the hart sets reflective yet fervent words from Psalm 42. The vocal writing is emotive and expressive, and the fluctuating metres perfectly complement the rhythm adopted by the psalmist when penning this devotion.
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Product details

  • Sheet music | 8 pages
  • 178 x 255 x 1mm | 18g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193514273
  • 9780193514270

Review quote

Only a brave composer publishes a setting of these words, so memorably set by Herbert Howells, but David Bednall succeeds by being true to himself and not influenced by Howells's distinctive harmonic language. The words are set with a heightened emotion, especially at the repeated 'yea, even for the living God' that leads into a slowly and dramatically proclaimed 'When, when shall I come to appear'. This becomes quieter and more inward for 'before the presence, the
presence, the presence of ...' and, on the final word 'God', D minor changes to a pianissimo D major. It is a most effective setting. * James L. Montgomery,, June 2017 *
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About David Bednall

David Bednall is one of the leading choral composers of his generation. He has an extensive freelance playing and conducting career, and is Organist of The University of Bristol, Sub-organist at Bristol Cathedral, and conducts The University Singers. He won prizes in Improvisation and Performance at the examination for FRCO, and has improvised on live radio, and performed extensively in the UK and abroad. He appeared as stunt-organist on 'Dr Who'. He is most
prominent as a composer, and recordings of his works have been extremely well received. A number of his works have been broadcast on radio, and he has been commissioned by St Paul's Cathedral, and The Queen's College, Oxford. His Stabat Mater was premiered in New York, and has been recorded, and his 40-part
motet Lux orta est iust closed the Bristol Proms 2015.
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