[Moderately difficult; c.4:30]
The music for choir and brass sextet (3 trumpets, 3 trombones) is in three sections following closely the text. “O Praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise Him, all ye people” is declamatory in nature expressed through the use of fanfare-like vocal and brass gestures. The second part, “For His merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth forever” is presented with soft dynamics and slower tempo in a free atonal setting. “Praise ye the Lord” is treated as an affirmation through the use of a fughetta followed by a clear homophonic final statement of the four words.
Publisher: HBH Publishing