I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills. From whence cometh my strength?
A setting for SATB a cappella choir of Psalm 121, I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes Unto The Hills.
In it I set a retranslation of the 121st Psalm from the Aramaic and use some lines from a Latin translation of the same Psalm as a rhythmical chant which is handed from voice to voice weaving through the choral texture.
I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes Unto The Hills was first performed in Wheatley Oxfordshire with subsequent performances in Wiltshire and a London premiere in February 2018 by the Joyful Company of Singers in St Martins in the Fields Trafalgar Square. A subsequent performance in May 2018 in St Pauls Covent Garden was recorded.