Friday, April 9, 2021

Musical compositions 2019-2021 - pandemic composing

Here are the arrangements I have made of the deciphering of the te'amim from July 2019 to March 2021. [extended for completeness to include some earlier work] (See the previous post for the original work on this interpretation of the te'amim.)

The Performances are mostly mechanical. 3 have been performed live, 1 Samuel 17 as a lesson long ago - 2015?, Isaiah 12 and Psalms 145. Psalms 96 and 100 are pending performance(*). If you would like to perform any of these liturgically or in concert, please let me know. Tweet me at drmacdonald.

Liturgical arrangements and other shorter pieces
Title Performance Genre Instr Language Comments
Kyrie eleison Missa Brevis chorus SATB Greek Based on: Ps 6:3
Sanctus chorus SATB Latin Isa 6:3
Benedictus chorus SATB Latin Psa 118:25
Agnus Dei chorus SATB Latin Isa 53:7,12b
Magnificat 1Sa 2 chorus SSATB English Evensong Canticle
David and the Philistine 1Sa 17 trio 3 voices English Year B Season after Pentecost 
Elegy 2Sa 1:19-27 quintet strings Hebrew Elegy
A baby is born Isa 9:1 carol SATB, percussion English or Hebrew Christmas is coming
You will draw water Isa 12 chorus soprano SATB, congregation English Isaiah 12 as a psalm
The Spirit of Yahweh Isa 61 solo Mezzo harp English
Jeremiah 28 Jer 28:5-9 rebuke SATB English Year A 5th Sunday after Pentecost
Story Jonah story SATB harp English That great tale
Shout for Joy Psa 33 chorus SATB harp Hebrew Score
To Jeduthun Psa 39 solo Voice, violin, harp English To Jeduthun
Psalms 65 Psa 65 air solo English Psalms 65
Psalms 69 Psa 69 locrian solo Hebrew Psalms 69
Sing to Yahweh a New Song* Psa 96:1-13 unison voices English Score
Sing to Yahweh a New Song Psa 96:1-13 chorus tenor TTBB English Christmas all years, Year C proper 4
Jubilate* Psa 100:1-5 motet voices English Mattins Canticle
Jubilate unison voices English
Give thanks to Yahweh Psa 118:1 unison voices English Easter, all years
Psalms 145 Psa 145:8-14 acrostic SSATB English Psalms 145
Genesis 22 Gen 22:1-14 test SAAB English RCL Easter Vigil
Let him kiss me Song  1:1-2:7 chorus SATB Hebrew Song 1
Aleph Lam 1:1-4 chorus SATB, orchestra or organ + timpani English Lamentations
A time Eccl 3:1-15 chorus SATB, strings English Time

Unleashing Leviathan, an oratorio in 7 sections, (39 elements) 
Documented with score here
The first day Gen 1:1-5 recit soprano, harp, unison chorus Hebrew Gen 1:1-5
The heavens recount the glory of God recit, chorus soprano, SATB English Psa 19:1-7
The man from Uz recit, chorus tenor, SATB English Job 1:1,19-22
You have seduced me recit bass, harp Hebrew or English Jer 20:7
Perish! day when I was born recit tenor, harp English Job 3:3
Let it be darkness duet bass, harp English Jer 20:14-17
Let it be darkness duet tenor, harp English Job 3:4-8
An oracle chorale SATB, organ English Psa 110:1,2, 5-7
The second day Gen 1:6-8 recit soprano, harp, unison chorus Hebrew Gen 1:6-8
Lullaby for an Infant Humanity aria soprano, alto, SATB, harp, percussion English Pro 8:1-4,22-24,27,29-32, 34-35
And Yahweh answered Job chorus soprano, SATB, harp English Job 38:1-2
Where were you chorus SATB, harp English Job 38:4-7
Hallelujah, I will thank Yahweh chorale SATB, organ English Psa 111:1-3
Hallelujah, A happy person fears Yahweh chorale SATB, organ English Psa 112:1-3
The third day Gen 1:9-13 recit soprano, harp, unison chorus Hebrew Gen 1:9-13
The earth aria alto, SATB, harp English Psa 24
And Yahweh answered Job recit soprano, harp Hebrew or English Job 38:1
Or who screened in Ocean chorus SATB, harp English Job 38:8-11
Praise, servants of Yahweh chorale SATB, organ English Psa 113
The fourth day Gen 1:14-19 recit soprano, harp, unison chorus Hebrew Gen 1:14-19
For I see your heavens aria tenor, organ, harp English Psa 8:4-7
The Pleiades, Orion, and the Great Bear chorus SATB, organ English Job 38:31-32
The heavens’ heavens chorus SATB, organ English Psa 113:16
The fifth day Gen 1:20-23 recit soprano, harp, unison chorus Hebrew Gen 1:20-23
Am I the sea or a dragon? chorus SATB, harp English Job 7:12
Behemoth chorus SATB, organ English Job 40:15-19
Redemption chorale SATB, organ English Psa 114:1-3a
Not to us, Yahweh chorale SATB, organ English Psa 115:1
The sixth day Gen 1:24-31 recit soprano, harp, unison chorus Hebrew Gen 1:24-31
I saw the land + Genesis duet soprano bass, harp English and Hebrew Jer 4:23-27
What is this humanity + Psalm 8 trio ATB, harp English Psa 144:3
What is this humanity + Psalm 8 trio ATB, harp English Job 7:17,19
Leviathan chorus SATB, harp English Job 41
Yahweh heard aria soprano SATB, harp English Psa 116
The seventh day Gen 2:1-3 recit soprano, harp, unison chorus Hebrew Gen 2:1-3
to the Sabbath aria alto SATB, harp English Psa 92
Praise, all nations aria soprano SATB, wood block English Psa 117
Praise, all breath-bearing chorale SATB, harp, wood block, organ, trumpet, timpani English Psa 150


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