The Lord is My Shepherd (Psalm 23) (2012)
For Mixed Chorus
ca. 6 minute
Dedicated to Dr. Jeffrey Benson & SJSU Choraliers
Perhaps the most well-known biblical text, Psalm 23 resonates emotionally with many people. The audience may be less familiar with the NIV translation, yet this brand-new setting gives a taste of contemporary liturgical music with a slight Gospel influence. While the flowing legato sections paint the comforting character of the text, the rhythmically driven sections suggest excitement and cheerfulness. The piece incorporates traditional compositional techniques with modern aspects, hoping to continue the legacy of gorgeous sacred music that great composers had made in the past millennium.