(July 14, 2017) -
Based on an 1161 Gregorian melody, this composition for SATB Mixed Choir with limited divisi
was recently awarded 3rd place from 114 entries in the celebrated 2017 Malta International Choir Festival Composition
This composition was written by the composer as a reaction to the assault on truth presently
occurring in the US political sphere.
The text is based on Psalm 85 verse 11 (the sixth antiphon of Matins for
Christmas Day) and Thomas Hughes 1823 text "O God of Truth" as it appeared in the 1929 English
The composition emphasizes the close connection between truth and justice, and the necessity to
"Set up Thy standard, Lord, that we Who claim a heavenly birth, May march with Thee to smite the lies
That vex Thy groaning earth".