When David Heard

for SB choir and keyboard

A two part mixed voice anthem with keyboard accompaniment. The text is from the Biblical verse, 2 Samuel 18:33 which records King David’s reaction to the news that his son Absolom, who had rebelled against him, had been killed.

When David heard that Absalom was slain
He went up to his chamber over the gate and wept,
and thus he said: my son, my son, O Absalom my son,
would God I had died for thee!

Appreciation to Mila Skeeles and Dr. Benjamin Cornelius-Bates.

ISMN 979-0-9025253-3-6

SKU: RDD-004 Categories: ,
Language: English
Voicing: SB
Sacred or Secular: Sacred
Season or Event: General
Descriptive Tags: Scriptural text
Difficulty: Easy, Medium


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