As the Deer Longs for the Waterbrooks
Peter Pindar Stearns
Peter Pindar Stearns sets Psalm 42 in a lyrical fashion that is typical of his sensitive work. The opening soprano solo provides the musical material for theanthem, and the choir responds with phrases of rich harmony set mainly in the low and middle voices. The emphasis here is on the longing for God, repeated at the end of the anthem. The straightforward musical material will be attractive to choirs of all abilities.