Description: Original composition by William Ellison based on Psalm 9 and 10 (in three parts) from the Latin/English Psalter. This composition is for two full SATB choirs and two brass choir accompaniment (2 Trumpet, 2 French Horn, 2 Trombones, and 2 Tubas). Choir one sings in Latin with choir two the English translation. Brass choirs are divided into two groups with brass choir one accompanying choir one while brass choir two accompanies SATB choir two. Brass choirs are combined into one choir between verses.
11 Psallite Domino qui habitat in Sion adnuntiate inter gentes studia eius
12 Quoniam requirens sanguinem eorum recordatus est non est oblitus clamorem pauperum
13 Miserere mei Domine vide humilitatem meam de inimicis meis
14 Qui exaltas me de portis mortis ut adnuntiem omnes laudationes tuas in portis filiae Sion
15 Exultabo in salutari tuo infixae sunt gentes in interitu quem fecerunt in laqueo isto quem absconderunt conprehensus est pes eorum
16 Cognoscitur Dominus iudicia faciens in operibus manuum suarum conprehensus est peccator
17 Convertantur peccatores in infernum omnes gentes quae obliviscuntur Deum
18 Quoniam non in finem oblivio erit pauperis patientia pauperum non peribit in finem
19 Exsurge Domine non confortetur homo iudicentur gentes in conspectu tuo
20 Constitue Domine legislatorem super eos sciant gentes quoniam homines sunt
(Psalm 9 + 10 - Part 2)
11 Sing ye to the Lord, who dwelleth in Sion: declare his ways among the Gentiles:
12 For requiring their blood he hath remembered them: he hath not forgotten the cry of the poor.
13 Have mercy on me, O Lord: see my humiliation which I suffer from my enemies.
14 Thou that liftest me up from the gates of death, that I may declare all thy praises in the gates of the daughter of Sion.
15 I will rejoice in thy salvation: the Gentiles have stuck fast in the destruction which they have prepared. Their foot hath been taken in the very snare which they hid.
16 The Lord shall be known when he executeth judgments: the sinner hath been caught in the works of his own hands.
17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, all the nations that forget God.
18 For the poor man shall not be forgotten to the end: the patience of the poor shall not perish for ever.
19 Arise, O Lord, let not man be strengthened: let the Gentiles be judged in thy sight.
20 Appoint, O Lord, a lawgiver over them: that the Gentiles may know themselves to be but men.