Where Angels Sing

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.
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