Opus 817

Set Me As a Seal (2009)

for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied

Text from the Bible: Song of Songs 8:6a, 7a

Cambridge Consonance; Jeffrey Grossman, conductor

Duration: 3 min.

Dedication: for Matthew and Patrick, on their anniversary

Commission: Commissioned by the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston, Massachusetts

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Performance materials available from the publisher.

Set Me As a Seal (2009) was written as an anniversary gift for my dear friends Matthew Burt and Patrick Chung. The work was commissioned by the Episcopal Cathedral Church of St. Paul.

“Set me as a seal upon thine heart; set me as a seal upon thine arm: for love is as strong as death. Many waters cannot quench love. Neither can the floods drown it.” (Song of Songs 8:6a, 7a)