64A. Hear Us, O Lord, As We Voice Our Laments

Text Information
First Line: Hear us, O Lord, as we voice our laments
Title: Hear Us, O Lord, As We Voice Our Laments
Author: David Landegent
Publication Date: 2012
Topic: Affliction; Bitterness; Enemies
Copyright: © 2010 David Landegent
Tune Information
Composer: James Langran (1861)
Key: F Major
Notes: This setting combines elements of jazz with plainsong chant. The tone for the chanted text has four cadences. Roll the chord before the singing of each phrase. The keyboard punctuates the phrases of the chant with a couple of beats of interlude. The soloist singing the stanzas may improvise the chanted text within the chord structure provided in the tone. The three eighth notes leading out of the tone accompaniment (played by keyboard and/or bass) are all that is needed to reestablish the rhythm of the refrain.

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