I had always wanted to write some jubilant sacred pieces for a cappella choir. Especially after completing the quite long and rather dark shoah requiem, I wanted to write some short, joyful works for choir.
The result is my three psalms which follow rather closely the meanings of the texts. I wrote these works in just a few days and the lively spontaneous quality of them seems to me to suit the generous, joyous texts very well.
New Works for Choir
New Choral Music by Douglas Knehans including the premiere recording of his Missa Brevis and the simple, but very expressive Two Looks at Silence.