the music of Philip Spaeth
Psalm 31: Save Us, O Lord
Responsorial Psalm for Our Lady of Sorrows (Sep. 15th)
for Cantor, Choir, Assembly, and Keyboard (2021)
premiered September 2021
The Church of St. Peter
Saratoga Springs, NY
Appointed Responsorial Psalm for the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows
About Psalm 31: Save Us, O Lord:
Psalm 31: Save Us, O Lord (2021) was composed as a Responsorial Psalm for a special celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows celebrated on September 15, 2021, during which those of St. Peter's parish in Saratoga Springs, NY who died during the Covid-19 pandemic were commemorated in a special way. This Psalm setting is appropriate for any celebration of this Feast, in which our sorrows are united to the many sorrows endured by the Blessed Virgin Mary.
This setting may be proclaimed by Cantor alone with unison Assembly and Choir singing the Refrain, or the Choir may sing the Refrain in four parts, adapting the notes provided to sing homorhythmically with the melody.
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