The Lord Is My Shepherd

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The Lord Is My Shepherd

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Here is another 'winner' from Allen Pote. This lovely, expressive setting of Psalm 23 will appeal to youth and adult choirs alike. The flexibility of voicing (SAT, SAB or SATB) makes the piece versatile for use in a variety of situations.

Composer: Allen Pote
Text Author: Allen Pote
Season: Lent, Easter, Ordinary/General
 Year A - Lent - Fourth Sunday in Lent; Year A - Easter - Fourth Sunday of Easter; Year B - Easter - Fourth Sunday of Easter; Year C - Easter - Fourth Sunday of Easter; Year A - Season after Pentecost - Proper 23; Year B - Season after Pentecost - Proper 11  
Scripture: Psalm 23

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Light, yet highly powerful Psalm setting for students
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Allen Pote's setting of Psalm 23 is becoming a timeless gift to the hundreds of thousands of students who have sung this anthem over the past twenty-two years. Somehow, the music captures the essence of adolescence in this almost haunting setting. There is enough repetition to serve as sustaining reminders - almost the way parents have to keep assuring their teenagers over and over again that they are loved and that God has a plan for their lives. The repetition never feels like mere repetition - each is another manifestation of love and nurturing which students need to hear.

There is so much music and spiritual truth to be brought out of this anthem! We encourage all directors to study it, become vulnerable to its pathos, and teach it with your best musicianship and deepest commitment to Christ. Let the students experience your own expression of faith as they sing this glorious little gem!

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Very well written and encourages proper choral singing
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