Psalm 23 [about 8']

for SATB choir with oboe or flute and strings, OR with oboe or flute and organ
for voices, oboe & organ

choir, oboe & organ

Psalm 23 for voice, oboe & organ

choir, oboe & organ

for voices, oboe & strings

choir, oboe & strings

for voices, oboe & strings

choir, oboe & strings

Joelle Wallach’s setting of the 23rd Psalm is based just a little loosely on the King James’ translation, and uses the oboe or flute to evoke a shepherd’s pipe as the organ or strings create a peaceful, verdant landscape in which the voices can sing a gentle and confident hymn, creating a slightly asymmetrical shape from the strict parallelisms of the structure of the verse.