The Ball State University Chamber Choir last month sang the premiere of a piece that I wrote while I lived in Owensboro, Fall 1999. The short unaccompanied anthem is called Where Angels Sing, with a text by the Oxford Movement’s reformer John Keble. The work is built around whole tone intervals; it’s a bit of a stretch!
Here’s a recording of that premiere performance in Sursa Hall, with me conducting the Chamber Choir.Lord, make my heart a place where angels sing, For surely thoughts low-breathed by thee are Angels gliding near. And where a home they see swept-clean They enter in and dwell, and garnish with adoring joy,
And teach that heart to swell with Heav’nly melody Their own untired employ.