Levavi Oculos Meos – Howells

Notes
The subtitle of this wonderful comtemplative setting of verses from Psalm 121 is “Aubade for a Wedding” - a gentle Siciliano, with a massive Howellsian climax. Composed for a wedding in 1959 at Hereford Cathedral.

Duration
Approx 5 minutes

Forces required
Organ and Soprano

Title
Levavi Oculos Meos - Herbert Howells (1892 - 1983)
Text
Levavi oculos meos in montes: unde veni et auxilium mihi.
Dominus custodit te al moni malo
I will lift up my eyes unto the hills; from whence cometh my help.
The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil.

[Verses from Psalm 121]