Psalm 115, Not unto us, O Lord, Choir & Orchestra
Printed Sheet Music is also available via JW Pepper.
$2.50 – $45.00
Music by David Albracht
Choir & Orchestra Arrangement by Paul Ayres
Song duration: approximately 6:54
Conductor’s score is 28 pages in PDF format
Individual parts, 15 total, includes choral score
- London Voices and the London Symphony Orchestra, entitled Psalm 115, Not unto us, O, Lord, released on the Make A Joyful Noise! album in 2018
Orchestra Instrumentation: 1st & 2nd violin, viola, cell, bass, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 trumpets, 2 horns, 2 trombones, 1 timpani, 2 percussionists
Psalm 115, Not unto us, O Lord, is the longest in duration of the three songs featured on the Make A Joyful Noise! album, at nearly 7 minutes. The time signature at the beginning is 3/4, then changes to 6/8 for verses 3-8, and then back to 3/4 for the remainder of the song. The key changes at verse 12, The Lord hath been mindful of us: he will bless us. The finale is dramatic and loud, reminiscent of Hallelujah choruses. Indeed, the closing phrase of Psalm 115, “Praise the Lord” in the King James Version is translated “Hallelujah” in other Bible translations.