Hinshaw MusicHMC-1545, SATB, $3.25 This exciting new setting of Psalm 150 begins in a minor modality with a unison recitative, almost in a soulful style. The next section is highly rhythmic with a complex, but playable piano part, which drives the rest of the work. This through-composed anthem also contains beautiful lyrical sections voiced in SATB homophonic style as well as a majestic polyphonic climax. Hayes’ intent was to paint a musical picture that creatively describes this “orchestral psalm of praise.” Some mixed meters and divisi writing make this anthem suitable for college level choirs and better church choirs. Remember—this is the psalm encouraging us to praise God with the tambourine and the clashing of the cymbals! This anthem would be perfect to open or close a concert. Hayes’ unique instrumentation calls for brass, woodwinds, synth, piano, and five percussion players.
Instrumentation HMC-1545A $ 25.00Horn, 2 imes, Bells, Crash Cymbal, Sus. Tpts, Tbn, Piano, Synth, Vibes, Timp, ChCymbal, Tambourine, Wind Chimes, Congas, Snare