Sleep, My Heart’s Desire

A tender lullaby on a text by Colin Sterne.

 

Sleep, Holy Babe

A tender Christmas lullaby is combined with a solo trumpet, which is playing “Lo, How a Rose ‘ere Blooming.”  

 

Emmanuel, We Sing Thy Praise

 

Psalms and Canticles


ECS Publishing – Catalog #7111

Here Is a Soul

SATB, unaccompanied    [c. 2:30]

One of Gibson’s earliest choral works, this tenderly imploring prayer uses fragments from several psalms as its text. A choir accustomed to singing chant will feel the interpretation come quite naturally.
Watch and listen to the score on YouTube.

[excerpt performed by the Philovox Ensemble, conducted by Robert Schuneman]

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Let Us Sing Unto God

Cantor/SATB/congregation, piano, optional oboe    [c. 3:45]

The Exodus canticle for the Easter Vigil, in a vigorous setting with choral, chant-like verses, was commissioned by Holy Family Cathedral, Orange, CA.

Excerpt performed by singers from Holy Family Cathedral, conducted by Matt Gray.]

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G.I.A. Publications - Catalog # G-3878

Lord, Send Out Your Spirit

Cantor/congregation, organ    [c. 3:40]

This setting of the Psalm for Pentecost is flowing, melodic, and contemplative.

[Excerpt from A Mass of Life, G.I.A. #CD-289.]

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G.I.A. Publications - Catalog # G3358

May God Bless Us

SATB, unaccompanied    [c. 2:00]

This tender, flowing anthem is especially suited for moments of meditation and reflection.

See and hear it on YouTube.

[Excerpt from A Mass of Life, G.I.A. #CD-289.]

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ECS Publishing – Catalog # 5987

Psalm 121 (My Help Comes From the Lord)

SAB, organ    [c. 6:00]

Commissioned by their children to honor Warren and Alice Sautebin, this relatively easy setting of the beloved psalm includes a flowing refrain that incorporates the tune Amsterdam, making a connection to the Moravian tradition to which the dedicatees belong.

Listen on YouTube.

[Excerpt performed by the Philovox Ensemble (Jennifer Lester, conductor) for ECS.]

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