Clare Shore's Show Me the Way, Lord
for Mixed Chorus and Whistler (or melody instrument) and optional Keyboard

Date of completion: June 14, 1994; Approximate Duration: 2'12"

Show Me the Way, Lord was commissioned by First Presbyterian Church,
West Palm Beach, FL, in celebration of the Centennial of West Palm Beach.

Show Me the Way, Lord was premiered in 1994 by the Chancel Choir, First 
Presbyterian Church, West Palm Beach, Florida, with Ray Robinson conducting.

USE: services and concerts
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: moderately easy
church, high school, college, community, professional choruses

Reviews

JOURNAL OF THE ASSOC. OF ANGLICAN MUSICIANS, Alan Lewis: "I'm sure there's a substantial repertory for whistlers,
but I've not run across it. In Clare Shore's piece, a whistler. . .renders the melody of the old American folk tune, "Wayfaring
Stranger," to set the mood; the choir then enters, singing an attractive prayer for guidance credited to the composer. . .the
harmony is pleasant. . .The overall dimensions of the piece . . .make its use fairly flexible. . .the prevailing dynamic is soft, and the
affect meditative."
(December 2009)

Publisher

E.C. Schirmer Music Company, Inc.
(available from (sheetmusicplus.com)
or call E.C. Schirmer toll-free:1-800-777-1919

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