Composer:   Stephen Paulus
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Paulus Publications
Edition:   SP 157
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella


Rick Kvam
Choral Arts Ensemble, Rochester 2001
R&R Chair Community Choirs

Written just last year (2000) for the Choral Arts Ensemble, this is an a cappella setting of a lovely Celtic invocation (“May I speak each day according to Thy justice, each day may I show Thy chastening, O God…”). There are a few challenging dissonances and frequent divisions into six parts, but the relaxed tempo and homophonic texture make it manageable, and quite accessible to the audience. Duration is about 5 minutes.