Not to Us
Carson P. Cooman

Composer Carson P. Cooman
Text Psalm 115:1
Voicing SATB a cappella
Scriptural Reference Psalm 115:1
Price $1.65 (U.S.)
Length 1' 55" Released 6/14
Catalog no. 410-515
Difficulty Mod. easy

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Not to us, O Lord, but to your name give glory, because of your love and your faithfulness
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--Psalm 115:1

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Description Cooman’s setting of the first verse of Psalm 115 begins with a prayerful, litany-like character. The music builds in intensity, leading to a joyous celebration of God’s “love and faithfulness” and a vibrantly climatic treatment of “not to us, but to your name give glory.” The quiet opening music returns at the close. "This motet would work well as an introit as well as a short communion motet or other response." (AAM Journal)

Review "This brief setting of Psalm 115:1 spins out an impressive microcosm of sound using very few building blocks. Harmonic and melodic units grow organically in a tightly integrated choral prayer. Ranges are modest, and aside for a few isolated moments of part division, the demands on ensemble size are few. Cooman makes some surprising yet logical harmonic twists that will require careful tuning, and the intimacy of the whole piece places demands on blend. This motet would work well as an introit as well as a short communion motet or other response." --AAM Journal, September 2017



 

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