Psalm 145

A big, fun festival piece. The children’s choir part is prominent and often sings with or against the adults, so it’s essential. The SATB writing varies from full chords to quick imitative passages to a quiet chorale-like section. The accompaniment is flashy and could be effectively done on either piano or organ. In fact, a full orchestra accompaniment is available, with winds in pairs, two percussionists, harp, and strings.