You will not fear - (2020)
for Msgr. Charles Pope
Beginning with the thought from Psalm 91, "You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday," a chromatic and closed harmonic gesture begins darkly. With a rise in pitch, the overall introduction lifts out of darker colors to a lighter mood, until at measure 18 the first statement of a set of melodic variations is heard.
The Psalm quote was highlighted in a blog post by Pope, pastor of Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian Roman Catholic Church in Washington DC.
Msgr. Charles Pope at the console
3 pages, circa 5' 30" an MP3 demo is here:
The score is available as a free PDF download, though any major commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this organ score.
You will not fear