Three Psalm Fragments (1991)

Three Psalm Fragments was composed in 1991 for soprano Marilyn Thompson and clarinetist Wallace Clark. 

Instrumentation: Soprano, B-flat Clarinet.

Performed 3/2/91 by Marilyn Thompson, soprano, and Wallace Clark, clarinet in Charlotte, North Carolina at the 2nd annual National Black Music Caucus Convention.

Performed 9/26/92 by Judith Cline, soprano, and Jill Coggiola, clarinet in Lexington, Virginia at the 1992 Region III conference of the Society of Composers, Inc.

Performed 6/13/93 by Mary Henderson, soprano, and Tina Ward, clarinet in St. Louis, MO at the Milhaud Trio concert sponsored by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

Performed 3/27/98 by Tracy Shea, soprano, and Gene Kavadlo, clarinet in Charlotte, North Carolina at the 1998 Southeastern Composers League Forum.

TEXT

I. Psalm 89:1

I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.

II. Psalm 40:1-3

I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet on a rock, and established my goings.

And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.

III. Psalm 150: 1-2, 6

Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in the firmament of his power.

Praise Him for his mighty acts; praise Him according to his excellent greatness.

Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.

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