Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   David and Susan Palo Cherwien
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Choristers Guild
Edition:   CGA1077
Voicing:   Unison
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Aaron J. Carpenter
Land of Lakes Choirboys 2012
R&R Chair Children & Youth

The first of these two Psalm settings is of Psalm 8:1-5, 9. “Majestic Your Name, O God” captures the meaning of the text immediately with an optional trumpet call before the voices enter with a fanfare-like melody with continued forward movement. The ascending and descending lines, based on major scales, is a perfect tool for applying solfeggio to the music. The second setting is of Psalm 19:14. Once again, Mr. Cherwien embraces the text, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be aceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.” The reflective nature of this setting allows your choristers to express the emotion of the text with simple melody and harmony lines.