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Psalm 104: Meditation No.1: Sustenance and Praise

This setting of Psalm 104 for solo piano was written and submitted by Heather Niemi Savage.

Psalm 104


How does this psalm piece interpret the psalm? 
Sustenance and Praise is not a “quiet meditation” but rather a gritty one. It is a musical contemplation of Psalm 104 that incorporates the hymn “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty.” The piece alternates between two themes: a more repetitive sustained section with some off-kilter rhythm that brings to mind the normal daily sustenance the Lord provides; and bursts of loud sections of praise. However, the hymn’s melody has some twists that evoke the idea of praising God even in the midst of difficult and stormy times. The piece ends calmly, with a C-major quote of its standard melody but with the A-minor motif from the beginning floating above. 

Sustenance and Praise_WEB PREVIEW

Liturgical Suggestions:

This piece would make an excellent special music presentation. 

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Music: Heather Niemi Savage, © Every Generation Musi 
Used by permission. 
Contact: Heather Niemi Savage,