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As Panting Deer

Composer David Ashley White
Text Psalm 42, para. Carl P. Daw, Jr.
SATB and organ
Church Season Easter Vigil Topics Commitment and Dedication
Scripture references Psalm 42:1-2
1' 25" Price $1.50 (U.S.) Released 6/92
Catalog no. 410-842  Difficulty Moderately easy
Discography Echoes of the American Cathedral: Music of David Ashley White, Robert Brewer, director and organist, Frances Anderson, co-director (Zephyr Productions Z-115-99)

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"Recommended"-The American Organist 4/93

"David Ashley White's tender setting of Carl Daw's paraphrase of Psalm 42 ('As panting deer') is only 34 measures, but it is a totally satisfying work."-AAM Journal, February 1995.

Description A pleasing and honest setting of Carl Daw's paraphrase of the first two verses of Psalm 42. It begins in unison, moves into four-part unaccompanied singing, and closes with choir and organ. As Panting Deer works well at baptisms or before a litany of commitment or dedication. Easily rehearsed.

Anthem Text
As panting deer desire the waterbrooks
when wand'ring in a dry and desert place,
so yearns my thirsty soul for you, O God,
and longs at last to see you face to face.

Text: Carl P. Daw, Jr., based on Psalm 42:1-2.
© 1990 Hope Publishing Co. Carol Stream, Ill. 60188 (for permission to reprint this text contact Hope at All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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