Benedict Todd

Organist · Composer · Conductor

De Profundis

De Profundis

  • Composed: January 2011
  • Duration: 7 mins.
  • Instrumentation: Piano, ‘Cello & Bass Clarinet
  • First performance: Gemini trio - Victoria Rooms, Bristol (MA Composers’ workshop). 8th February 2011

  • Notes: Assessed composition for MA (Music) - University of Bristol 2011. Composed for the Gemini ensemble. The title of the piece refers to Psalm 130.

  • Out of the deep have I called unto thee O Lord:
      Lord hear my voice.
    O let thine ears consider well: the voice of my complaint.
    If thou Lord wilt be extreme to mark what is done amiss:
      O Lord who may abide it?
    For there is mercy with thee:
      therefore shalt thou be feared.
    I look for the Lord my soul doth wait for him:
      in his word is my trust.
    My soul fleeth unto the Lord:
      before the morning watch I say, before the morning watch.
    O Israel trust in the Lord for with the Lord there is mercy:
      and with him is plenteous redemption.
    And he shall redeem Israel:
      from all his sins.
    Words from the Book of Common Prayer

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