Howdy all - this is the last free track before I upload the rest of the album into SoundCloud for you all.
So this Psalm is basically in two parts. The first part is a lamentation as to why God has been absent and asking God to come to the psalmists relief for God's own glory. This is characteristically minor (G minor) and makes use of mixture so that, save for the F major chord leading into the "chorus", all chords are minor. It is acoustic with some "noisy" guitar accents that I threw in to stylistically imitate black metal guitars (but not as lo-fi).
There is a little interlude to illustrate that in the Psalmists' sorrow God does here the prayer. This then leads into the second section which is also in G minor. Stylistically is more "metal" and harder hitting as the Psalmist cries out for God's help in the midst of his enemies. There is some nice back and forth between the guitar and trombone towards the end. The intensity grows and then falls away to the last acoustic section which illustrates some improvised guitar work.
This is my wife's favorite of the six Psalms on Renatus, so hopefully you all enjoy it. The only song more grandiose than this is the finale from Renatus which I will reveal next week when everything is out for Renatus.
Have a Blessed Holy Week and I will see you all in Easter!
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