Hark My Love 02:57

Liner Notes

Judith Shatin’s Hark My Love, for mixed chorus and piano, is a setting of verses from Song of Songs. It was composed in 1991 expressly for a concert by the New York Concert Singers that was thematically devoted to the Song of Songs. In this piece, the interesting dotted rhythms viscerally evoke the image of the leaping buck, so that the setting is at once a love song and a dance.

By: Neil W. Levin



From Song of Songs 2
Sung in English

Hark my love.
There he comes leaping over mountains, bounding over hills.
My love resembles a buck or a young stag.
Lo, there he stands at the wall, peeking in the window, peering in the lattice.
My love spoke and said to me: arise my darling.
My fair one, come away.
My dove in the cleft mountains, in the covert steep, show me your form, let me hear your voice.
For your voice is pleasant, your form fair.
My love is mine, and I am his who browses on the lotus.
Until the day breathes, and the shadows flee.
Turn and be my love like a buck or a young stag on the cleft mountains.
Hark my love.



Composer: Judith Shatin

Length: 02:57
Genre: Choral

Performers: Michael Brewer, Conductor;  Laudibus, Choir

Date Recorded: 10/01/2000
Venue: St. Paul's Church (H), Knightsbridge, London, UK
Engineer: Campbell Hughes and Morgan Roberts
Assistant Engineer: Weir, Simon
Project Manager: Levin, Neil

Additional Credits:

Test Source: The Anchor Bible


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