Composition Spotlight: The Lord's Prayer
Date: May 10, 2015
COMPOSITION SPOTLIGHT ~ by Jack Senzig
(Each week we look at a piece of useful repertoire from the ChoralNet Community Composition Showcase. A variety of voicings and levels of difficulty will be presented. Enjoy!)
Level: High School or higher
Uses: Sacred, General Concert Use
Program Themes: Songs of Power and Peace
This Piece Would Program Well With: Prayer by René Clausen available from JWPepper and Sheet Music Plus.
This week, just to be different, I offer you a choral director's puzzle. Listen to the impeccable tuning and blend of the recording of Dustin Oldenburg’s The Lords Prayer and comment with your questions or observations. Of course the savvy ChoralNet user could find the answer right on this site.
For some of us directors of a certain age, the Internet is still a mysterious and magical place. There are times that I forget I have the power of Google at my fingertips. Sometimes I am struck by the amazing things I learn or discover from simply spending time clicking on things. I encourage ChoralNet users that were born before the Internet not to be content getting ChoralNet in your email. Come to www.choralnet.org and read ChoralBlog and ChoralBuzz, join Communities that interest you, take the first step and leave a comment or post a question in the forums. ChoralNet is a microcosm of the Internet rolled up in a friendly supportive package.
I apologize to Dustin for not writing more about his beautiful piece but researching it led me to a site you all might want to click on called ChoralTracks. To see Dustin Oldenburg's The Lord's Prayer on ChoralTracks click here.
The Lords Prayer is available from the composer's website.
(Original publication: February 10, 2013)