Two Biblical Songs - WW3/Voc

CODE: AP-02141


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TWO BIBLICAL SONGS by Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) are arranged by Joel Blahník for Mixed Woodwind Trio (2 Bb Clarinet, Bassoon) and Instrumental (Alto Saxophone, Alto Clarinet) or Vocal Solo. Grade: 3 Duration: 4:15

  1. "God is my shepherd"
  2. "I will sing new songs of gladness"

Background and Performance Notes are in the Resources tab.

Background and Performance Notes
Two Biblical Songs for Solo Alto Saxophone or Alto Clarinet, Solo Vocal, optional, Clarinet 1, Bb Clarinet 2, Bassoon, 
is an arrangement by Joel Blahnik of Antonân Dvořák's well-known psalm settings, opus 99, for voice and piano:
1. The Lord is My Shepherd (Ps. 23)
2. God, Creator, I Will Praise You (Ps. 144, 145)
This cycle of 10 songs, opus 99,  was composed by Dvořák in 1894 during his stay in NewYork following the death of his close friend and admirer, Hans Von Bülow, and his father.  
No. 1 is slow-paced and meditative.
No. 2 has a contrasting joyful tempo full of gratitude for life.