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A Meditation of the Heart - (2019)   

for organ


  A simple set of melodic variations moves between F major and A flat major and back again, with lightly increasing complexity. The sentiment is drawn, as noted in the score, from the last verse of Psalm 19, a text known to many within the Judeo-Christian world. The full verse reads in one translation reads:  "May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer."  Suggested dynamics in score are left intentionally absent, the performer and instrument suggesting what might ne apt.




4 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.


A Meditation of the Heart