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Gwendolyn Emery-Owings Create In Me A Clean Heart, O God (Ps. 51)

Children's Music, Psalms and Canticles
Keyboard [organ/piano]
Children's Choir
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)

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 “loo” 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

February 2010 Newsletter

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.


Amy Simons
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323


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