Maskil of David

Maskil of David
Composer
Karen Siegel
Composer Nationality
American
Composer Date of Birth
1980
Text
Psalm 55, translated by Jewish Publication Society, adapted by Karen Siegel
Year Composed
2006, rev 2014
Pages
11
Minutes
4
Difficulty
3 (Advanced high school collegiate or community chorus)
Language
English
Voicing
3 part treble chorus; 6 part mixed chorus; 3 part low voice chorus
Divisi
No
Extended Techniques
Yes
Sacred or Secular
Sacred
Mood
Sparse, distant, minimal; Tense, with some edge; Dramatic, with dynamic contrasts
Description

A beautiful and haunting setting of psalm 55 that reflects the deeply emotional and personal way David speaks to God. It can be performed with a full choir or trio.

https://youtu.be/fcmzQAlT4GE

Audio Credit
Performed by Trio Eos
Group
C4
Performances
Trio Eos: Nov. 2005 (premiere treble version); C4: 2006 June 9 (Debut), cond. Niemczyk (premiere mixed version); Triad: Nov. 2015, cond. Thomas Stumpf (premiere, revised treble version); C3LA: May 2016, cond. David Rentz (premiere, revised mixed version); Hex Ensemble: Jan. 2019