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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Psalm 125 ~ Friend's Version of My Original

This psalm was sung today, 30th Ordinary Sunday (Year B).

Here is a friend's version of this psalm, which was a variation of my original composition.

This is an example of the flexibility I allow in interpreting my arrangements/compositions. 

A friend of mine was on duty as Cantor and liked the tune of the last verse and wanted to make all the verses the same. We worked together and came up with this version which I equally like. She even altered the melody to suit her voice & range... and raised the key from C Major of D Major. 

My only 2 comments were,
1). I think tempo should be a little faster.
2). Microphone was too near the Choir (too loud) but I understand the constraints.

For a look at my original composition to compare, click HERE.

Here are Links to her version or rendition:

Responsorial Psalm 125
30th Sunday Of The (Year B)
2nd Sunday of Advent (Year C)
5th Sunday of Lent (Year C)

What marvels the Lord worked for us, indeed we were glad.

When the Lord delivered Zion from bondage, 
it seemed like a dream.  
Then was our mouth filled with laughter, 
on our lips there were songs.

The heathens themselves said: "What marvels 
the Lord worked for them!"  
What marvels the Lord worked for us!  
Indeed we were glad.

Deliver us, O Lord, from our bondage 
as streams in dry land.  
Those who are sowing in tears 
will sing when they reap.

They go out, they go out, full of tears, 
carrying seed for the sowing: 
they come back, they come back, full of song, 
carrying their sheaves.