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Settings of Psalm 100

In celebration of our chorus' 100th performance in March 2010, our Artistic Director is programming a concert featuring settings of Psalm 100. I would appreciate suggestions of settings that you have used, regardless of language and orchestration. Our chorus is a 48 member chorus that is very experienced. We have a wonderful orchestra, a Walker Tracker organ and a Steinway piano, that are all options. A capella suggestions would be great too! While we mostly perform SATB works, SSA or TTB is fine.
 
Many thanks in advance!
 
Betsy Broyd
Executive Director
 
Dr. John T. King
Artistic Director/Conductor
The New Choral Society
 
Replies (5): Threaded | Chronological
on August 15, 2009 1:03am
 Charles Ives' setting is an American classic, effective and not too "way out."  Chimes and thick divisi chords make an impressive piece.  
 
Benjamin Britten's "Jubilate Deo" is another classic (in English) requiring a good organist and precise choir.
 
My own "Shout Unto the Lord All The Earth" for unaccompanied SSATB chorus is a vigorous 5' 30" but uses repetition.  Helena (MT) Choral Week found it an effective concert opener last year.  You can hear and see it via the link above.
 
Jazzy and up tempo but stirring for the audience is Paul Halley's "Jubilate Deo."  It mixes Latin, English and American folk hymn over a jazz trio, if you have the instrumentation available.
 
 
 
 
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