My Fortress – A Funky Praise
Funky Psalms

Are you always on the lookout for new, groovy and singable choral pieces? Do you agree that it’s time to bring real jazz and funk into our churches?
You’ll find all of this in “My Fortress”! Christoph Schoepsdau never ceases to surprise with his ideas. His setting of the 31st and 91st Psalms is full of jazz harmonies and funk rhythms and one is immediately reminded of the music of Herbie Hancock or Singers Unlimited. Accompanied by piano or a whole rhythm section, the choir manages with three voices: Soprano, alto and baritone. In three movements (Those Who Dwell – Lord, In You I Trust – My Life Is In Your Hands), Schoepsdau describes his interpretations of the themes of refuge, protection and security. “For he has given his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways” takes on a whole new perspective in its musical interpretation. The parts can also be performed individually or ideally complement the Jazz Mass by Christoph Schoepsdau.

My Fortress” lasts around 17 minutes in its entirety.

1. Those Who Dwell (Ps. 91)
2. Lord, In You I Trust (Ps. 31)
3. My Life Is In Your Hands (Ps. 31)

Author: Christoph Schoepsdau
Instrumentation: S.A.Bar., piano (dr, b, guit ad lib.)
Difficulty: medium

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Available versions:

• Full Score (ZE 4090, ISBN 978-3-940745-38-5, Large format, 48 pages) € 14,90

• Vocal Score (ZE 4091, ISBN 978-3-940745-39-2, only in choir set!) € 6,90

Instrumental Pak (ZE 4098) € 30,00
Instrumental package with all voices: piano, bass, guitar, drums

• mp3-Download each € 0,99
Excerpt from the CD “GospelJazz” with Prisma Vokal

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