Der Herr (Version II)

Toivo Tulev
Vocal Score
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This is a second, more extended version of a song (originally for counter-tenor, violin, and piano) written in 1989 on the birthday of Pope John Paul II. The text is a passage from the Becker Psalter (published in 1602) – paraphrasing Psalm 23: The Lord is my shepherd.

Vocal Text:

Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt,
dem ich mich ganz vertraue,
Zur Weid er mich, sein Schäflein, führt,
Auf schöner grünen Aue,
Zum frischen Wasser leit' er mich,
Mein Seel zu laben kräftiglich
Durchs sel’ge Wort der Gnaden.

English translation:

The Lord is my faithful shepherd,
to whom I entrust myself totally,
He leads me, His lamb, to pasture
in a lovely green meadow,
He leads me to fresh water,
to refresh my soul powerfully
through the blessed word of grace.

"I had the idea for creating the Theatre of Voices Edition when my researches into Baltic repertoire suggested to me that far more wonderful music was being composed than existing publishing houses have recognized. It seemed to me there might be room for a new perspective, publishing fine music that I know singers enjoy singing and audiences enjoy hearing. TOVE will therefore present a very personal selection, but one rooted in the direct experience of knowing the composers and performing the music. And for similar reasons, TOVE will also be an outlet for my work in early music and in the strangely neglected field of 19th century English music. In addition, we will publish little books, pamphlets, and other musical miscellania, as time and opportunity affords." (Paul Hillier)


Additional Information

Item Number: TOV004A
Format: Sheet Music
Number of Pages: 8
Duration: 6 Mins
Format: 210 x 297
Instrumentation: Unison Female Voices—Vln.Str—Pf

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