Psalm 140 for Soprano and Orchestra

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EBM EBM0610101/ HL 45066

Duration (minutes): 
7
Detailed Instrumentation: 
Soprano, 33(Hkpn)33 4221 Timp Pc Hp Str
"The Psalm 140 setting has a higher dissonance content, but the music very much suits the violent, lurid text. The Six Pieces are the most knotty and complex of all these later works, and yet here, too, the communicable emotionality of the music remains in the forefront, especially in the wistful, muted fourth piece and the grave eloquence of the sixth. The opening organ preludes naturally made a less individual impression, although the third showed a distinct assertion of personality against Sessions's models." - New York Times, September 1985