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The Last Words of David by Randall Thompson (1899-1984). For SATB Choir, Piano or Orchestra or Band. Choral, general. Octavo. Scripture: 2 Samuel 23:3-4. 12 pages. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.2294).
With Scripture: 2 Samuel 23:3-4. choral, general.
Roaring ascending scales in the accompaniment reflect the great strength of this Old Testament text. The popularity of this anthem is surpassed only by Thompson's "Alleluia"; both commissioned and premiered by the Boston Symphony.
Location: from Nanaimo, BC
October 22, 2007
Still resonates almost 30 years later!
Western Canada High School Concert Choir, under David Ferguson- late 1970s. I was a typical teenage boy, yet singing this with our 60-70 voice choir was one of the most electrifying events of my high school years, and rarely matched since. Just thinking about it gives me goosebumps. I'm hoping...
12 of 29 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Dover, DE
November 17, 2005
Great Song To Finish A Concert
I sing in the Dover High school Choir(Dover,DE) and I have to say this is an amazing song to end a concert with. We(DHS)sung this song many times but arent singing it this year which is kind of sad. Under the direction of Dion Savage we had beautifully performed this...
18 of 37 people found this review helpful.
August 17, 2005
Powerfull and unforgetable
I performed this with my college choir, along with 3 other choirs for our Governor's inauguration, and have performed it in my church choir as well. It is an incredibly powerful and moving piece that goes from a strong powerful, comanding begining to an almost heavenly shimmering middle section. It...
22 of 34 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Sacramento High School, (Sacramento, CA)
February 17, 2003
Great Performance Opener
I was recently in the CMEA Capitol Section High School Honor Choir (Under the direction of Dr. Joshua Haberman) which was composed of aprox. 200 students. We performed The Last Words of David as our opening peice. When we were done... All I could think was WOW!!!! That sounded really...
18 of 34 people found this review helpful.