Ireland, John: The Lord is my Shepherd. PDF file
Unaccompanied solo voice
The music is supplied in four keys: D major (A to D); E flat major (B flat to E flat); F major (C to F) and G major (D to G).
A unique version of Psalm 23 for unaccompanied solo voice, this is a hauntingly simple late work by John Ireland, published for the first time and recorded by Roderick Williams on the Dutton Vocalion label (CDLX 7246), but easily within the range of amateur singers. Ireland imbued the music with a chant-like simplicity, reflecting a lifetime’s love of plainsong. The beauty of his response will commend itself to all who hear it, whether in song-recitals or as part of worship adorned by its hopeful message of calm and centred spirituality.
This solo song is available for immediate download as an Adobe PDF file and is sold under the terms of a personal use licence. You will obviously need PDF reading software such as the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print the file.