PSALM I (2010) op. 103

Opus number: op. 103

Title: Psalm I

Instrumentation: Tenor and Baritone soloists and Organ

Text: Psalm 1:1-6 King James Bible

Written for: Thomas Gregg 

Date written: 2010

Length: four mintues

Premiere performance: August 10, 2010, Noon Hour Recitals at King’s Chapel, Boston. Thomas Gregg, tenor; Dana Whiteside, baritone; Heinrich Christensen, organist.


Program notes: Psalm 96, Op. 106; Psalm 1, Op. 103; Psalm 23, Op. 105; and Psalm 150, Op. 104, are four Psalm settings based on texts from the King James Bible written in the summer of 2010. Psalm 1 was written for Thomas Gregg and was first performed by Gregg, tenor, and Dana Whiteside, baritone, and Heinrich Christensen, organ at King’s Chapel in Boston in August of 2010. Psalm 96 for SATB chorus and Psalm 23 were first performed in 2011 by the First Church Boston choir conducted by Paul Cienniwa and by Christine Teeters and Paul Cienniwa, organ.