Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Gwyneth Walker
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   E.C. Schirmer/Chanticle Distributing
Edition:   5374
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Teri Larson
Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis 2002
R&R Chair Music in Worship

This setting of Psalm 23 is unusual and provocative. The first section is unison, moving to an SA/TB duet. Walker offers some interesting manipulation of repeated text and some lovely organ sounds to complement that text. Tenor and soprano sing a high A at one climactic moment and the piece ends on a long sustained chord with the choir in the higher part of their range (tenor on a high A). The organ part is integral to the piece. Difficulty: medium.