New anthem: Psalm 98


The St David’s Singers will present my new setting of Psalm 98 this Sunday. As many settings of this psalm naturally focus on the musical language that calls upon the singer/listener, instrumentalists, and even the sea, lands, rivers, and hills to ‘sing a new song’, the text is appointed here in the pre-Advent season more particularly for the assertions in the final verse that ‘in righteousness shall he judge the world / and the peoples with equity’, and I have tried to reflect the latter as well as the former ideas (which are in any case not truly separable).