A Clean Heart

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Anthem Information

Publisher
Season
Voicing
Year Published

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Catalog No.
A 6713

Benjamin Harlan's A CLEAN HEART is a beautiful contemporary setting of Psalm 51 for students and adults.

Editor review

1 review

Fresh and inspiring setting of Psalm 51
(Updated: May 01, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Choral Integrity 
 
4.0
Textual Quality 
 
3.0
Teachability 
 
4.0
Audience Response 
 
3.0
This setting of Psalm 51 is very usable for students and adults alike. Choral lines are clean and quite singable. Accompaniment provides excellent support throughout, giving energy for the various tempo changes and transition. Suggest possible text change Measure 51 - 54 (this text is part of the "adaption"), perhaps to something more substantive than "a heart that really cares, a heart that always shares." Perhaps: "A heart that gives my all, a heart that heeds Your call." Also suggest that the final note be held through to the end - sustain through last two measures and cuts of with accompaniment. This creates a moment of dissonance, but it is nicely resolved. Also available in SAB version (D5562).

The Bottom Line

Pros
Lovely choral setting, easy to conquer
Cons
Text adaptation has contains one phrase which comes across as trite
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