Saturday, March 10, 2018

Psalm 55

This Psalm is long, and when I read it I saw three fairly over sections.  Also, it has a pleading tone, which made me think of the blues.  So, I split the psalm into three sections and roughly the harmony, at least the bass line, corresponds with the three harmonic sections of a twelve bar blues.  However, the psalmist doesn't seem to be on sure footing.  There is a liminal or unsure tone to the psalmist's pleas.  To represent this harmonically I used a lot of parallel motion or so-called "chord planing" a la Revel's impressionistic music.  

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