Psalm 133
composer: Nancy Galbraith (2016)
Historic St James Lutheran Church
Ian Poelet (Wikipedia)
author: The Psalms
genre: Sacred: SATB choir (opt. pno/org)
length: 1 movement, 3:45 minutes
publisher: Subito Music Publishing (ASCAP)
60 Depot Street, Verona, NJ 07044 • 973-857-3440
world premiere: 23 October 2016
St James Bach Choir
Nancy Nickel, music director
St James Lutheran Church
Portland, Oregon
program notes: Galbraith's motet sets Psalm 133 in a brief a cappella choral work that was commissioned for the Bach Cantata Vespers series at St James Lutheran Church in Portland, Oregon. The "Friends of Bach Vespers at St James" has commissioned a number of motets and psalm settings for the series.
text: How very good and pleasant it is
    when kindred live together in unity!
It is like the precious oil on the head,
  on the beard of Aaron,
    running down over the collar of his robes.
It is like the dew of Hermon,
    which falls on the mountains of Zion.
  For there the Lord ordained his blessing,
    life forevermore.