by James Biery (GIA Publications, Inc. G-8652, 2015)
for SATB Choir, Organ and Optional Violin
This setting of the King James version of Psalm 121 was commissioned by St. Paul Methodist Church, Omaha, Nebraska. The anthem was commissioned as a memorial to and dedicated to the memory of Roger B. Arnold (1921-2001), who served as Organist at St. Paul United Methodist Church of Omaha, Nebraska from 1985-1998. Roger was Jim’s first organ teacher, so this piece holds special meaning for him.
Click here to watch Jim’s video interpretation of the anthem, using a recording made by the Cathedral of St. Paul Choir, St. Paul, Minnesota.