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.

Author: Jeffrey Carter

University administrator, voice teacher, choral director, professor, singer, professional theatre music director, brother, son, uncle, Anglican, Scotch drinker, chef of moderate talent, NPR fanatic, gin aficionado, proponent of the music of Herbert Howells and Elgar and Vaughan Williams, pianist, composer, theatre geek, dog love & cat hater, author & blogger, world traveler, church organist, Anglophile.

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