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Psalm 91

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Christos HatzisPsalm 91 (Choral & Strings)
Choir & Harp

A facsimile copy of the composer's manuscript of this work is available for purchase as a study score for reference and study. This material is a copy of the original composer's manuscript and is not edited or formatted for publication. This service is only available to individuals and may not be resold. (Retailers, trade customers, institutions and libraries with requests for this work, please advise your customers and patrons to contact us directly for availability: info@promethean-editions.com). The provision of this service, and/or circulation of copies of the manuscript, does not constitute the copy as a publication or published edition under the New Zealand Copyright Act 1994.

This Facsimile Edition is a spiral-bound full score book.

About the work:

Psalm 91 was commissioned by the Elmer Iseler Singers and the Vancouver Chamber Choir for a concert in Toronto featuring the combined choirs on March 7 2008.

The composer writes: 'The inspiration for this work came from a clairvoyant trance reading by the American Prophet Edgar Cayce on Christ’s Last Supper. After describing the scene in a manner consistent with the descriptions in the canonical gospels, but with much more detail, Cayce said “They sing the ninety-first Psalm—‘he that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress; my God; in Him I trust.’ He is the musician as well, for He uses the harp. They leave for the garden.” (Reading 5749-1). When I first read this passage many years prior to composing the work, I was stricken by this imagery of Christ accompanying his disciples on the harp in the singing of this Psalm and recalled that as a youth I had seen in a book a photograph of a small statuette dating back to early Christianity depicting Christ as a seated musician playing the harp. When the request for a choral work came from the two choirs I saw it as an opportunity to set this Psalm to music and asked the choirs for permission to add a harp to the instrumentation. They agreed and I embarked on the task of setting Psalm 91 to music.'

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Christos Hatzis
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