Collaborator: Psalm 100
Associated Artists: International Orange Chorale
From the World Premiere performance:
The [International Orange] chorale also has an extremely clean attack: a necessity for works with complex threads of text that repeat and interweave, such as those found in the program’s opening song, Georgia Stitt’s Joyful Noise. It’s set to the text of Psalm 100: “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord all ye lands./Serve the Lord with gladness,/Come before his presence with singing.” Stitt’s song was one of three premieres in the program.
— San Francisco Classical Voice review
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
Serve the Lord with gladness; come before his presence with singing.
Know that the Lord is God; it is he that made us, and we are his;
We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;
Be thankful unto him; bless his name.
For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting
And his steadfast love endures for all generations.