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Sicut Cervus


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Thanks @pateceramics for showing this text to the community.

This setting is supposed to be sung in a reverberant church. so the long rests are meant for moments to hear echos.

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58 minutes ago, Rabbival507 said:

I had fun listening to your piece.

I find myself listening to lots of choir pieces recently,

I wonder why is that.

Is there anything specific you'd like me to review?

Right now I don't have anything to point out other than the fact it's short.

 

Just if you think I set the piece fairly. You can be as harsh as you want, even going as far to say my piece is scrafty, I'd love to know what your opinion is.

Here's the translation: As the deer long for the springs of water, so my soul longs for you, oh God.

As for the reason you've been visiting choral music recently, all I can say, it's much easier to add emotion to words than sound.

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Nice job!  You might want to take the time to write a piano reduction (labeled "for rehearsal only") underneath the choral parts.  This is certainly a very simple piece for a pianist to read as it is, but anything that makes the director's life a little easier makes your piece more likely to be performed, or performed well.  

Here are my two favorite settings of this text...  

Herbert Howells, in English, which includes several more lines of the psalm, in a nice resonant space:  https://youtu.be/-IUtkFRDX6M

Palestrina, in Latin, with beautiful straight tone.  I know there have been some threads about wanting less vibrato lately.  It would be completely stylistically inappropriate to sing this piece with big vibrato, so it isn't.  🙂 :  https://youtu.be/0yd5EE0hAB8

 

 

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On 5/5/2018 at 5:56 PM, pateceramics said:

Herbert Howells, in English, which includes several more lines of the psalm, in a nice resonant space:  https://youtu.be/-IUtkFRDX6M

I enjoyed listening to

@Some Guy That writes Music's arrangement very much. I also really enjoyed the Howells setting.

I grew up singing this melody. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVQmZCK4Fiw

 

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