Edwards - I Will Sing Halelujah (Digital PDF Download)
This exhuberant work, scored for divisi SSA choir, was commissioned by the Alcovy Women's Chorale, Chantae Pittman, Conductor, for their 2015 Spring Choral Tour. It is suitable for concert and liturgical use, and may be sung by adult or children's choir.
This narrative song is a re-telling of the story of David and Goliath from 1 Samuel: 17. It describes the wonder of the crowd, marveling first at what they regard as the impunity; and later at the bravery of David as he kills the Philistine giant. Edwards's setting employs both rhythmic and harmonic choral ostinati and intersperses David's calm reasoned statements with the mutterings and exclamations from the crows as they observe the scene.