Bless the Lord, O My Soul

for SATB and organ

Choral Score - Mixed Choir


"Bless the Lord, O my Soul was commissioned by a group of people whose early lives were dedicated to choral singing. I wanted their Millennium Anthem to be a celebration of song, and Psalm 104 provided a wonderful sequence of expansive imagery. The organ part is quite virtuosic, beginning with a flourishing fanfare suggesting a heavenly vision, which provokes the choir into a wordless cry of wonder; in contrast, their first words are hushed, awe-struck. The organ creates a backdrop of twinkling stars for ‘who coverest thyself with light’ and a calm sea for ‘who layest the beams of his chambers in the waters’. The hushed ‘bless the lord’ returns, but now fast and loud, ushering in the most dramatic imagery: the chariot of clouds, the wings of the wind, and finally the depiction of God’s ministers as a ‘flaming fire’"

Jonathan Dove


Additional Information

Item Number: EP7608
Format: A
Duration: 5 Mins
ISMN: 979-0-57708-447-3
Format: 192 x 269 mm
Instrumentation: SATB Chorus—Org
Language: English


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