Holst, Gustav: To my humble supplication. Psalm 86
SATB and organ.
Orchestral material available for rental (Ref. HL106).
Gustav Holst’s settings of Psalm 86 and 148, for SATB, organ and strings, date from 1912, a time when the composer was much involved with large-scale choral pieces, including The Cloud Messenger and Hecuba’s Lament. The words of the solo verses of Psalm 86 are from the Authorized Version and the metrical verses for chorus are by Joseph Bryan (1620). The melody for this psalm was composed or adapted by Louis Bourgeois, from the Genevan Psalter, 1543. The words of Psalm 148 are taken from Francis Ralph Gray’s paraphrase of the original text, and the melody is taken from the Geistliche Kirchengesänge of 1623.
String and organ parts are available on hire from the Publisher. For performances without organ, or out of doors, an arrangement of the organ part for brass and timpani is also available. However, brass and organ should not be combined in the same ensemble, except where justified by the presence of extensive choral forces.
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