A Pure Heart, O God


Instrumentation:
 SATB Choir with optional keyboard
Duration:                 4 minutes
Year:                           2012

Complete Performance:

Mississauga Festival Choir

Program Notes:

    I based A Pure Heart, O God on the text of Psalm 51, which begins “Create in me a pure Heart, O God.” The story behind the Psalm could not be more legendary, as it is a prayer of confession after King David of Israel committed adultery with Bathsheba, the wife of one of his men.  The words still ring true in an age where scandalous affairs by politicians and world leaders rock headlines around the globe, and when faithfulness and responsibility in public office is often put aside in favor of personal gain.  These words are a poignant reminder of humanity’s fallen state, and gives hope for those who seek salvation and grace.

Performance History:

  • July 9th, 2014, Mississauga Festival Choir @ St. Nicolas Church, Prague, Czech Republic.  David Ambrose cond.
  • July 7th 2014, Mississauga Festival Choir @Lutheran Church of Hallstatt, Salzburg, Austria.  David Ambrose cond.
  • July 5th 2014, Mississauga Festival Choir @Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria.  David Ambrose cond.
  • July 4th 2014, Mississauga Festival Choir @ Stifts Gerag Monastery, Vienna, Austria.  David Ambrose cond.
  • July 2nd 2014, Mississauga Festival Choir @ St. Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest, Hungary.  David Ambrose cond.
  • May 2nd 2014, Mississauga Festival Choir @ Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, Canada.  David Ambrose cond.

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