Psalm of the Dove
Composer Valerie Stephenson composed this original composition in honor of her husband's 20th anniversary as the music director of their home church. The tempos marking is Cantabile quarter =76-84, the key is Ab major with forays into other harmonies via chromatics, the accompaniment is light to begin with and then smoothes out to arpeggiated chords using the LV technique. A faster, middle section reminds one of a passage from a Bach imitative piece. The tempo slows again and find the melody in the lower register. The last section is fast and dramatic.