Ronald Corp

Conductor & Composer


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Printed full score and orchestral parts are available, also vocal score – please contact the office.

Adonai Echad_NoteListen to sections 2,5,6,10,11 and 15 sung in a non-commercial recording, with Mark Wilde (tenor), John Fletcher (baritone),  Highgate Choral Society, the New London Children’s Choir and the New London Orchestra:

Listen to excerpts:

 

 

Vocal score of ‘May the Lord Bless You and Keep You’ from Adonai Echad for tenor, baritone, chorus, children’s chorus and orchestra

Programme Notes

1    Hear, O Israel   (tenor and chorus)
2    O Come let us sing unto the Lord   (chorus)
3    I love You, Lord   (chorus)
4    Every Dawn I seek You – O Come let us sing unto the Lord (reprise)   (baritone – chorus)
5    The Wolf shall live with the Lamb   (children’s chorus)
6    O sing unto the Lord a new Song   (chorus)
7    Hear, O Israel   (tenor and children’s chorus)
8    Before I was born, Your Love embraced me   (tenor)
9    I will lift up mine Eyes unto the Hills   (chorus)
10  I have a Cloak   (baritone)
11  May the Lord bless you and keep you   (children’s chorus)
12  Out of the Depths   (chorus)
13  I look up to the Heavens   (baritone)
14  Like as the Hart   (chorus)
15  Hear, O Israel (reprise)   (tenor, baritone and chorus)
16  O Come let us sing   (reprise) – May the Lord bless you and keep you (all forces)

For the 2001 Hampstead and Highgate Festival, I composed my large cantata, Adonai Echad.  The work was written as a celebration of the shared literary and biblical heritage of Jews and Christians, and is based on the words of the Psalms of David and of Jewish poets of Medieval Spain.  ‘May the Lord bless you’ is sung by the children’s choir at the close of Part Two, and then by the whole choir at the end of the work.

Ronald Corp, 2009

A second performance took place at UCL Bloomsbury on 30 May 2002.

Listen to sections 2,5,6,10,11 and 15 sung in a non-commercial recording, with Mark Wilde (tenor), John Fletcher (baritone),  Highgate Choral Society, the New London Children’s Choir and the New London Orchestra: