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Psalm 11 : SSAATTBB choir

by Clare Maclean (2019)

Psalm 11


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Psalm 11 : SSAATTBB / Clare Maclean ; Robert Alter translation.

Library shelf no. 782.555294/MAC 2 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This setting of Psalm 11 draws from two Yemenite Jewish melodies which are adapted and fragmented. One is for Psalm 11 and the other is for the Jewish liturgical poem, "Kirya Yefefiya", which expresses a longing in exile for Jerusalem.

Work Details

Year: 2019

Instrumentation: SSATTBB Choir.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Chromatic harmonies.

Commission note: Commissioned by Adelaide Festival.. Commissioned by the Adelaide Festival of Arts with the generous support of the Adelaide Festival Commissioning Circle.

First performance: by The Song Company at AF: Justice (St Peter's Cathedral (North Adelaide)) on 29 Feb 2020

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc in relation to this work:
Yemenite Jewish chant.

Psalm 11 from 'The Book of Psalms', translated by Robert Alter. Copyright © 2007 by Robert Alter. Used by Permission of Georges Borchardt, Inc., on behalf of the translator. All rights reserved.


Resonate article: ISCM World New Music Days 2021 in China - Australian works submitted by Australian Music Centre


Performances of this work

29 Feb 2020: at AF: Justice (St Peter's Cathedral (North Adelaide)). Featuring The Song Company.

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