Have Mercy on Me O God
Peter Pindar Stearns
This is a welcome setting of these famous words from Psalm 51. Peter Pindar Stearns contributes a typically imaginative melodic and harmonic setting of the text, but in addition, he has given such prominence to the organ part that it becomes as a fifth voice. The organ introduces the musical material and also provides interludes that set the atmosphere for the text. The vocal ranges are moderate in scope, thus aiding in the learning process. This fresh setting of these beloved words will be most appropriate for the Lenten season.