Psalm 24

Laurie Williams’s SATB chant for Psalm 24

Text from The Liturgical Psalter, free for anyone to use.

Pointing by Laurie Williams, 2014, free for anyone to use.

Music by Laurie Williams, 1989, for David Swale, James Thacker and the choir of St Peter’s Cathedral, Adelaide, harmony revised 2014.

This chant is based on the Promenade theme of Pictures at an Exhibition, 1874, by Mussorgsky, 1839-1881. The Promenade theme occurs several times, including at the opening.

IMSLP has scores of Pictures at an Exhibition which are free to download, use and share.

Many audio recordings are available of performances of Pictures at an Exhibition on piano, for which the music was originally composed, and by orchestra.

Isao Tomita’s performance on electronic synthesisers is superb. Highly recommended.

Note that Ravel’s orchestration omits one of the Promenade movements.

Buyers of this score may replace the psalm pointing, text or both with legally permitted alternatives.

To preserve its association with Psalm 24, this chant will not be licensed for use with any other psalm.

This chant is suitable for choir performance only, not congregation. It is not available at lower pitch.

Text © 1976, 1977 David L Frost, John A Emerton and Andrew A Macintosh, worldwide permission granted for its free use.
Pointing Laurie Williams 2014, put into public domain worldwide.
Music © Laurie Williams 1989/2014, 2014.
Layout © Laurie Williams 2014.

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