CHC5014, SATB, $1.95
Written by Bob Burroughs and Mark Hayes, this lyrical through-composed anthem is based on the well-loved text from Psalm 51. Traditional in style and form, this anthem begins with a quiet, prayerful supplication, “Create in me a clean heart, O God.” Burroughs and Hayes have masterfully wed the music and text, creating dramatic, emotional peaks at times, in contrast to the quiet whisper of the more introspective passages. The piano accompaniment is particularly expressive and creative. This anthem is suitable for Lent, dedication, and consecration emphases.