Psalm 19: For Baritone and Piano
This setting of Psalm 19 was submitted by composer Delvyn Case and performed by baritone Andrew White. It presents the first half of the psalm in a way that emphasizes a humble response to the glory of God’s creation.Psalm 19
How does this psalm piece interpret the psalm?
Unlike the more famous setting of this psalm (the chorus “The Heavens Are Telling” from Haydn's oratorio The Creation), this piece is quiet and reflective. It seeks to capture the humility and awe of the psalmist looking to the heavens and realizing just how small he is and how marvelous and mysterious God’s creation is. The psalm itself says that the heavens speak in a language that no one can hear—essentially, the heavens do not speak audibly, yet their silence is testimony to a transcendent glory that is best experienced in the stillness of one’s heart. This is the reason for this quiet and intimate musical interpretation.
This piece may be performed by a solo singer as a special anthem appropriate as a sermon reflection or a preparation for Communion. It would fit well with worship celebrations focusing on the glory of God’s creation.
Music: Delvyn Case, © Delvyn Case
Contact: Delvyn Case, firstname.lastname@example.org