Create In Me A Clean Heart, O God

Difficulty
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Voicing(s)
Psalm
51
Instrumental Only?
No
Description

Grade 3-6 Children's Choir (or any age choir) for unison treble voices (with opt. second part) and organ.

  • Text Source: Psalm 51:10, 12
  • Vocal Part(s): Unison with optional second part
  • Vocal Range: e-c#’ (optional f#’)
  • Key: B minor
  • Meter: 2/2
  • Accompanying Instrument: Organ (or piano)

Anthem Warm-Ups

  • Melodic fragment, m. 4-8, on “lo,O” and with text
  • Optional Part II (m. 30-50) for pitch and intonation
  • Staccato singing for pitch accuracy

Teaching Points

  • Tuning of pitches, harm. and mel. intervals (m. 30-50)
  • Breath support of long phrases and fi nal notes of phrases
  • Executing subtle dynamic shading
Audio
Lyrics

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation. Lord, open my mouth, so I may sing thy praises.